Durango Fire Protection District

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

Durango Fire seeks feedback on proposed station locations

Three alternatives for rebuilding the downtown fire station will be presented Tuesday during an open house. Station No. 2 near the intersection of 12th Street and Camino del Rio must be replaced...

DATE: June 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Small wildfire west of Durango quickly contained

A small wildfire possibly caused by lightning Wednesday afternoon quickly died down and was being tended by a hand crew. A thin plume of smoke was visible near Overend Park, west of Durango and...

DATE: June 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

PHOTO: Now you see it, now you don’t

DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

$5,000 reward offered in suspicious Camino del Rio fire

A $5,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the suspected arson of a recently abandoned building on Camino del Rio. Durango police Cmdr. Ray Shupe said...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News