Durango Fire Protection District

Firefighters respond to trash fire

Fire crews contained a trash bin fire that broke out about 4:40 p.m. Thursday in Santa Rita Park. Karola Hanks said smoldering trash fires are not uncommon this time of year. “This is the time of...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire honored for accounting

A $10 million budget. Sixteen stations. A payroll of 74, with 14 part-time reservists and eight seasonal wildland firefighters. A career volunteer force of 86. The Durango Fire Protection District...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trash bin fires more common in winter

Durango Fire Protection District responded to a trash bin fire Wednesday near 30th Street and Main Avenue. No one was hurt, and no structures were threatened. Karola Hanks, fire marshal with DFPD,...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire reported on Florida Road

Firefighters from Durango Fire Protection District quickly doused a house fire shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday at 4743 Florida Road (County Road 240). Travel was blocked for about half an hour in both...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 house fires keep firefighters busy

The first decent snowstorm of the season in La Plata County was followed by three house fires on Sunday, with chimneys and stovepipes to blame for two of the blazes. Authorities from Upper Pine...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters called south of Durango to douse blaze

Firefighters from the Durango Fire Protection District responded to a house fire about 7:40 p.m. Thursday evening. “It was a small fire that was completely contained quickly,” said the district’s...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters cancel call in Bodo Park

Firefighters were responding to a reported structure fire in Bodo Park near the Homewood Suites Hotel when the call was canceled because no fire was found. Firefighters are returning to their...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire district faces deficit

The Durango Fire Protection District will have to dip into savings to cover expenses next year for the first time since 2009. The district is prepared to deficit spend $550,634 in 2015 mostly to...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Slash burn planned at Hillcrest Golf Course

The Durango Fire Protection District and the Hillcrest Golf Course maintenance staff will burn branches and tree trimmings that have been removed in the past year. No firm date has been set because...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Changes made to building permit applications

Effective immediately, all building permit submittals made to the city of Durango will need to show proof that the fire-impact fee for the Three Springs and Twin Buttes developments – for all new...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire district receives award

The Durango Fire Protection District recently received a statewide award for its work to unify local fire districts. The Special District Association of Colorado honored the local district with...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mop-up is underway at Turtle Lake Fire site

Local firefighters and the Pike Hotshots were mopping up the 2-acre Turtle Lake Fire Tuesday afternoon, said Ann Bond, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service. The fire was contained at noon,...

DATE: Sept. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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