Is lightning playing a bigger role in Southwest Colorado wildfires?

Across Southwest Colorado, lightning strikes have sparked several fires this year, a worrying trend as drought conditions take a hold on the region and passing storms drop only superficial amounts...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Favorable conditions aid firefighters on East Canyon, Six Shooter fires

Firefighters took advantage of favorable weather conditions Thursday to secure fire lines and mop up hot spots along two wildfires that broke out this week in Southwest Colorado. After four days of...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roadside fire quickly doused on Florida Road in Durango

A small brush fire that broke out along roadside landscaping Wednesday in the 700 block of Florida Road illustrates just how fire-prone and parched vegetation is getting in Durango. The fire, which...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters keep Six Shooter Fire near Bondad at bay

Firefighters were able to keep the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad within its 220-acre confines Wednesday, according to Southern Ute Indian Tribe spokeswoman Lindsay Box. The Six Shooter Fire...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators seek cause of fire that displaced Hermosa family

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire Sunday that left a Hermosa family displaced. Karola Hanks, fire marshal for Durango Fire Protection District, said authorities...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New fire breaks out near Bondad, south of Durango

Another fire ignited Tuesday afternoon in Southwest Colorado, estimated at 75 acres near Bondad. Durango Fire Protection District Chief Hal Doughty said Tuesday afternoon that the new fire, called...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango family displaced after apartment fire

A Durango family was displaced Wednesday after a fire at their apartment complex, but fire officials say the blaze could have been much worse. Karola Hanks, fire marshal for Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man dies during rafting trip on Animas River in Durango

A 61-year-old man from New York died Saturday morning after falling into the Animas River near Santa Rita Park while whitewater rafting. The Durango Police Department and Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: June 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Illegal campfires plague San Juan National Forest

Illegal campfires have been a constant issue in the San Juan National Forest in recent weeks, elevating concerns about potential wildfire during a time of extreme drought. Current restrictions ban...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango restricts fires, smoking ahead of Memorial Day weekend

The city of Durango issued smoking and fire restrictions Thursday in the face of extreme fire conditions. The order, which has no end date, aims to decrease the risk of fire and help ensure...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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