Durango Fire Protection District

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

Property tax increase wins by a landslide

A property tax increase for the Durango Fire Protection District won by a landslide Tuesday. About 73 percent of city voters supported the increase, and 70 percent of La Plata County voters in the...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

At election forum, Durango school board candidates, fire district make pitches

With La Plata County residents receiving their November ballots in the mail this week, the Durango Fire Protection District and Durango School District 9-R board candidates made a final push to...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire tax proponents have money in the bank

The campaign urging voters to support a property tax increase for the Durango Fire Protection District is running on a tight budget. The Yes for Durango Fire committee reported raising $4,000...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will a fire property tax increase buy?

On their November ballots, city and Durango Fire Protection District residents will be asked to increase their property taxes to pay for more firefighters, fire stations and a training facility. ...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire Chief Hal Doughty answers 5 questions about the property tax increase measure

Why do voters inside the city limits and county residents inside the fire district see two different questions? The city of Durango is not part of the fire district. They are protected by the fire...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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