Durango Fire Protection District

Cost of Lightner Creek Fire tops $2 million

Battling the 412-acre Lightner Creek Fire a few miles west of Durango cost slightly more than $2 million as of Thursday, said Scot Davis, spokesman with the Durango Fire Protection District. The...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightner Creek Fire burning itself out

Firefighters were monitoring the Lightner Creek Fire by helicopter Tuesday to make sure it didn’t jump containment lines. It could take days, or possibly up to a week or two before the fire is...

DATE: July 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters cautiously optimistic about Lightner Creek Fire

Pilots and ground crews partially contained the Lightner Creek Fire west of Durango on Thursday and kept it to about 360 acres despite hot and dry conditions. The fire was 20 percent contained by...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lightner Creek Fire 20 percent contained as spread stalls

UPDATE 7:45 p.m. The Lightner Creek Fire grew to about 362 acres and was 20 percent contained by Thursday night. The state’s multimission aircraft mapped the fire twice, revealing that the fire...

DATE: June 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters brace for second hot, windy day at Lightner Creek Fire

A fast-moving wildfire torched 100 acres and led to the evacuation of 170 homes Wednesday west of Durango, and firefighters braced for another tough day on Thursday. Smoke billowed above the hills...

DATE: June 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Matches found near where Folsom Park fire started

Firefighters say teenagers may have started a brush fire that burned about a quarter acre Sunday in Durango. The blaze is a reminder that fire conditions are just as dangerous in city limits as...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brush fire breaks out behind Folsom Park

A brush fire behind Folsom Park in Durango broke out Sunday afternoon, consuming a shed before it was quickly extinguished by the Durango Fire Protection District. Around 5 p.m., a brush fire...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire danger increases in Southwest Colorado

Near-record high temperatures, strong wind gusts and low relative humidity have fire managers on edge in Southwest Colorado and prompted a red-flag warning Thursday for Montezuma and La Plata...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire victim rushed into home to warn mother, children

Firefighters on Friday credited Kevin Abeyta, 24, of Durango with sacrificing his life to save a mother and two children from a townhome fire. “It’s time to give Kevin his due,” said Karola Hanks,...

DATE: June 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators to sift through debris of fatal apartment fire

Fire investigators were awaiting the arrival of insurance representatives to sift through the debris of a deadly townhome fire that killed one man and sent three people to the hospital early...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, friends identify victim of early morning townhome fire

A deadly fire claimed one man’s life, sent three residents to the hospital and displaced several others early Wednesday at the Tercero Townhouse units in west Durango. Authorities have not...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parking, traffic factors into rebuilding Fire Station No. 2 in Durango

Parking and traffic may be key factors in determining where the Durango Fire Protection District Station 2 will be rebuilt. The district plans to spend $9 million to rebuild Station No. 2,...

DATE: June 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News