Durango Fire Protection District

Fire grows to more than 1,000 acres; about 825 homes evacuated

Here is the latest news on the 416 Fire north of Durango. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is released. 8:02 p.m. The 416 Fire has grown to 1,100 acres as of 7:30...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stricter fire restrictions likely to be enacted this week

Stricter fire restrictions are expected to be implemented this week as a result of dry conditions with little relief in sight. La Plata County fire chiefs will recommend that county commissioners...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire using tax increase to hire staff, make improvements

The property tax increase voters overwhelming approved in the November election has helped the Durango Fire Protection District move forward to hire staff, buy new vehicles and remodel a fire...

DATE: May 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued Sunday in Southwest Colorado

A red flag warning due to high fire danger was issued for Sunday, and residents should expect more fire restrictions to go into effect throughout the week as Southwest Colorado suffers from a...

DATE: April 29, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters respond to shed, brush fire in Grandview area

Firefighters doused a shed and small brush fire Tuesday afternoon that broke out in the Grandview area, said Rod Allen, battalion chief with the Durango Fire Protection District. A crew of 15...

DATE: April 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pedestrian fatalities hit all-time high in Colorado

The number of pedestrian fatalities in the United States has grown substantially faster than all other traffic deaths in recent years, including in Colorado where pedestrian fatalities reached an...

DATE: April 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hunter rescued Friday night in Falls Creek area

A 46-year-old man was rescued Friday night in the Falls Creek area north of Durango. Ron Corkish with La Plata County Search and Rescue said they received a call about a stranded hunter shortly...

DATE: March 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought-like conditions heighten wildfire danger across Southwest Colorado

If the snowless streak continues in Southwest Colorado, this year could shape up to mirror 2002, one of the driest years on record for the region, which many people remember for the Missionary...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango police and fire integrate services with community

Police departments across Colorado and nationwide are working more closely with residents on crime prevention and reporting, and more officers are wearing body cameras in an effort to build public...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Children playing with lighter started wildfire in Durango West I subdivision

Two juveniles playing with a lighter started last week’s wildfire that burned 3 acres in the Durango West I subdivision, about eight miles west of Durango city limits, authorities said Thursday....

DATE: Jan. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early-morning fire destroys house on County Road 303

A family is starting out the new year homeless after its house burned early Wednesday morning on County Road 303, southeast of Durango. Durango Fire Protection District was called to 1045 County...

DATE: Jan. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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