Fire

Welder ignites wildland fire south of Bayfield

A welder cutting chain started a fire that grew to 1 acre before being doused by some 40 firefighters Sunday afternoon on County Road 509, south of Bayfield. Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Is lightning playing a bigger role in Southwest Colorado wildfires?

Across Southwest Colorado, lightning strikes have sparked several fires this year, a worrying trend as drought conditions take a hold on the region and passing storms drop only superficial amounts...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys house, 13 vehicles southeast of Farmington

FARMINGTON – A large fire Wednesday destroyed a house, an RV and 13 vehicles southeast of Farmington before firefighters calmed the flames. No injuries were reported, the San Juan County Fire...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fire claims house near Durango airport

The owner of a house north of Durango-La Plata County Airport said a propane explosion in his barbecue grill led to a fire Saturday night that destroyed his home. “I had just got back from a long...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire crews reach 75% containment on Six Shooter Fire south of Durango

Firefighters were able to reach 75% containment on the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad, with the blaze reportedly at 224 acres. The Six Shooter Fire flared up Tuesday after a lightning strike...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roadside fire quickly doused on Florida Road in Durango

A small brush fire that broke out along roadside landscaping Wednesday in the 700 block of Florida Road illustrates just how fire-prone and parched vegetation is getting in Durango. The fire, which...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters keep Six Shooter Fire near Bondad at bay

Firefighters were able to keep the Six Shooter Fire burning near Bondad within its 220-acre confines Wednesday, according to Southern Ute Indian Tribe spokeswoman Lindsay Box. The Six Shooter Fire...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators seek cause of fire that displaced Hermosa family

Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a house fire Sunday that left a Hermosa family displaced. Karola Hanks, fire marshal for Durango Fire Protection District, said authorities...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

East Canyon Fire southeast of Mancos grows to 2,700 acres

With no chance for precipitation in Southwest Colorado in sight, firefighters working to contain the East Canyon Fire west of Durango are bracing for what could be a long battle. Pam Wilson, a...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Highway 160 reopens west of Durango near wildfire

U.S. Highway 160 reopened to traffic around 7:15 p.m. Monday after a 9-mile stretch from Mancos to Cherry Creek (La Plata County Road 105) was temporarily closed because of poor visibility caused...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango family displaced after apartment fire

A Durango family was displaced Wednesday after a fire at their apartment complex, but fire officials say the blaze could have been much worse. Karola Hanks, fire marshal for Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Suspect arrested for alleged vehicular assault in Montezuma County

A man was arrested for suspected vehicular assault and other charges after an incident in the 25000 block of Road G that injured a pedestrian, Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said. Wyatt...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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