Durango Fire Protection District

Firefighters halt grass fire

Firefighters from the Durango Fire Protection District responded to a fire at James Ranch in the Animas Valley at about 4 p.m. Friday. It was quickly extinguished and only burned about 3 acres of...

DATE: March 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fund established for Englishes

Sometimes when tragedy strikes, it’s heartening to know people are willing to help. The English family was in a major car accident Tuesday evening at the intersection of U.S. Highways 550/160 and...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trees on fire being monitored

Firefighters responded to a report of several trees on fire south of Wildcat Canyon Road (County Road 141) near County Road 210, about 2:20 p.m. Thursday. “We believe it’s a lightning strike, our...

DATE: March 19, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crash near Home Depot sends 4 to Mercy

By Ann Butler Herald Staff Writer Members of a Durango family, two adults and two children, were injured in a crash Tuesday night at the intersection of U.S. Highways 550/160 and River Road. The...

DATE: March 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Oily rags ignite fire at Carvers

Drying oily kitchen rags caused a pre-dawn fire in the mechanical room of the Carver Brewing Co., Durango Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Karola Hanks said Thursday. It was a case of...

DATE: March 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire damages home

Fire seriously damaged a home near the intersection of Forest Avenue and Mountview Parkway early Monday morning. The fire started about 3 a.m. and was under control less than half an hour later,...

DATE: March 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fallen climber rescued in the Animas Valley

The Durango Fire Protection District rescued a climber who fell from a boulder Friday afternoon in the Animas Valley. The climber was a 19-year-old male who was unconscious and breathing when...

DATE: March 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

House fire started in chimney

A family on Crestview Drive was able to sleep in their home Wednesday night after a quick response by Durango Fire Protection District firefighters. The DFPD got the call about 10:30 p.m. and...

DATE: March 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire reports fire under control

About 10:30 p.m., the Durango Fire Protection District began responding to a report of an attic fire in Crestview. “It’s a two-story wooden house, and all the occupants are out,” DFPD Chief Dan...

DATE: March 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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