Durango Fire Protection District

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

Small fire extinguished on County Road 234

A controlled burn got out of control east of Durango on County Road 234 Tuesday afternoon and burned about an acre. Residents burning the field reported the fire around 2:10 p.m., when they felt...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters contain wildfire in Durango West I subdivision

Firefighters contained a wildfire near homes in Durango West I subdivision, about eight miles west of Durango city limits Friday afternoon. Durango Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Rod...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mother killed in ATV crash south of Durango

A 36-year-old mother was killed in an ATV crash Thursday afternoon in the 600 block of Camino Iglesia off La Posta Road (County Road 213), about 13 miles south of Durango. La Plata County Sheriff’s...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Smoke, but no fire

DATE: Dec. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fireplace ashes spark small brush fire northeast of Durango

Firefighters responded to a small brush fire early Monday northeast of Durango. The fire was reported at 6:12 a.m. along Florida Road (County Road 240), just east of Edgemont Ranch and County Road...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire near Electra Lake grows to 60 acres

Efforts to contain the wildfire near Electra Lake north of Durango continued Saturday as firefighting crews doused hot spots. The fire was reported at about 11:40 a.m. Friday in the 42000 block of...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire Protection District seeks impact fees for additional funding

After a big victory on Election Day when voters approved a property tax increase to help pay for Durango Fire Protection District operations, the agency is resuming a push to charge construction...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News