Durango Fire Protection District

Fire in HD Mountains grows to 35 acres

A small fire caused by a lightning strike in the HD Mountains east of Bayfield has been encouraged to grow a little bigger, and it has done just that. Firing operations began Wednesday to expand...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small fire had big potential at St. Columba

Firefighters responded to a small fire Tuesday night at St. Columbia Catholic Church in Durango. The fire was reported at 8:28 p.m. in the administrative building between the church and St. Columba...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents to vote on property tax increase to fund fire district

Voters will be asked to increase property taxes to fund the Durango Fire Protection District in November. The Durango City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to ask city voters to raise taxes by...

DATE: Aug. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire district asks for property tax increase

The city of Durango and surrounding area need additional firefighters and fire stations, but the Durango Fire Protection District can’t pay for them without a property tax increase. The fire...

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

Exact causes of three Durango-area fire remain undetermined

Firefighters said they have not determined the official causes of three major fires that started earlier this year in Durango, including one suspected to be arson, one that took a man’s life and...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire chief asks city, county for new impact fees

Impact fees can help pay for new fire stations and vehicles, but they would likely increase housing costs in an already high-cost real estate market “It is a very tough discussion to have in the...

DATE: July 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas River tuber injured Sunday identified, in critical condition

A man who required rescue while tubing the Animas River Whitewater Park on Sunday remained in critical condition Tuesday morning, according to a spokesman with Mercy Regional Medical Center. A...

DATE: July 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man tubing Animas Whitewater Park requires rescue Sunday

A man tubing down the Animas River Whitewater Park without a life jacket or helmet required rescue Sunday and was transported to Mercy Regional Medical Center showing signs of life. According to...

DATE: July 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Exact cause of Lightner Creek Fire to remain ‘undetermined’

Firefighters know the Lightner Creek Fire started inside a house and spread to the surrounding wildland, but they are unable to determine what caused the fire inside the house. The fire burned too...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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