Durango Fire Protection District

Mobile home fire may have been intentionally set

Police are investigating a fire that may have been intentionally set in a mobile home on U.S. Highway 160 west near the Durango Dog Park. The fire was reported shortly before 4 p.m. and it was...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents work to create fire-adapted community

Across the region, volunteers worked to protect homes from wildfires on Saturday in honor of National Community Wildfire Preparedness Day. At the Falls Creek Ranch subdivision, in view of a...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango-area fire districts remind residents of open burn rules

Firefighters are asking agricultural property owners to be safe and follow a permitting process if they’re going to burn this spring. The Durango and Los Pinos fire protection districts have dealt...

DATE: March 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Former firefighter to receive hero’s send-off

Family and friends remember Capt. William “Iron Bill” Dowling as a man who didn’t let injuries stand in the way of a romp outside. Dowling died Tuesday from complications of injuries he suffered...

DATE: March 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman dies after crashing into tree at Purgatory

A 34-year-old woman who struck a tree while skiing Saturday at Purgatory Resort has died. Authorities had not released her name as of Saturday night. The incident was reported about 3:15 p.m. near...

DATE: Feb. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Property taxes give fire districts money headaches

Fire chiefs in La Plata County are preparing for reduced funding next year as a result of the Gallagher Amendment, which is expected to lower property taxes across Colorado. The four fire districts...

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

Durango fire seeks impact fee on new development

The Durango Fire Protection District is proposing an impact fee on new development to help pay for capital-improvement projects associated with a growing community. The proposed fee would cost...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters remind residents to keep hydrants clear

Firefighters are asking residents to help keep fire hydrants clear of snow. With a surge in snowfall this month, some hydrants have been buried, especially after snowplows push snow off streets,...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Butane hash oil causes explosion at Brookside Motel in Durango

Two Durango men are suspected of causing an explosion at a local motel while using butane to extract hash oil from marijuana. The explosion occurred about 9:10 p.m. Sunday at Brookside Motel, 2331...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residence Inn pool boiler causes carbon monoxide evacuation in Durango

A pool boiler emitting carbon monoxide at the Residence Inn on Tuesday night led to an evacuation of the hotel and hospitalization of two boys. “I don’t know exactly when the boys were released...

DATE: Dec. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters respond to electrical fire at Strater Hotel

Firefighters are investigating an electrical fire that started Friday afternoon in a light fixture at the historic Strater Hotel in Durango. The 12:20 p.m. fire was contained to the light fixture...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News