Durango Fire Protection District

Officials investigating Durango fire

Fire officials are investigating what could have caused a mobile home to burn Friday night in Durango, a blaze that left at least three people displaced and killed four cats, fire officials said....

DATE: Oct. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home burns in northwest Durango

Firefighters responded to a mobile home fire Friday night in northwest Durango. The home was occupied by Stacy Cobb; her two children, a girl, age 16, and a boy, age 5; a dog; and four cats. All...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire station approved for upgrades in north Durango

Durango Planning Commission unanimously approved plans Monday for a new fire station to replace an existing station on east 32nd Street. Durango Fire Protection District ’s 1,000-square-foot Fire...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Firefighters from Four Corners remember Sept. 11

Firefighters from Durango, Bayfield and Farmington fire departments Tuesday climbed the 500 steps leading from Durango to Fort Lewis College three times, equivalent to the height of the Twin Towers...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango firefighter, paramedic dies after decades of service

Former Durango paramedic and firefighter Mike Jones, 64, died unexpectedly this week leaving behind a legacy of compassion. For many years at Durango Fire, new paramedics were required to work...

DATE: Aug. 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Initial response to 416 Fire was critical to protecting homes

Chris Tipton, a fire management officer with the Columbine Forest District, spent the morning of June 1 at a firefighting briefing at Vallecito Lake discussing available firefighting resources and...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several lightning-caused fires start east of Durango

Several small lightning-caused fires started Friday afternoon near County Road 228, northeast of Elmore’s Corner in La Plata County. “Most of them are single trees,” said Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

House destroyed in fire near Oxford

A log house was destroyed and two dogs died in an early morning fire Thursday northwest of Oxford. Scot Davis, spokesman with the Durango Fire Protection District, said the call came in at 1 a.m....

DATE: July 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad eyes Thursday reopening

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad plans to resume coal-fired steam engine service to Silverton on Thursday, after more than 40 days stuck in the depot. “We are preparing to run on that...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters gain ground on 416 Fire

Federal firefighters put on an air show Saturday, using helicopters and air tankers to keep the 416 Fire from crossing U.S. Highway 550 north of Durango and achieving 10 percent containment on the...

DATE: June 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire grows to more than 1,000 acres; about 825 homes evacuated

Here is the latest news on the 416 Fire north of Durango. This is a developing story and will be updated as more information is released. 8:02 p.m. The 416 Fire has grown to 1,100 acres as of 7:30...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Stricter fire restrictions likely to be enacted this week

Stricter fire restrictions are expected to be implemented this week as a result of dry conditions with little relief in sight. La Plata County fire chiefs will recommend that county commissioners...

DATE: May 30, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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