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Home explosion kills Rico resident

A home explosion Monday in Rico killed a resident inside, according to fire officials. The explosion occurred about 4:30 p.m. on 340 N. Piedmont St., at the north end of town, said Dolores Fire ...

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

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Durango man arrested on suspicion of arson, again

A Durango man with a previous arson conviction is suspected of setting fire to a shed Thursday in south Durango. Duane Suazo, 51, was being held Friday on $25,000 bail at the La Plata County Jail...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Body found after Farmington fire

FARMINGTON – Fire officials say one man was found dead after a blaze at a Farmington apartment complex. The Farmington Fire Department is investing the blaze that started Tuesday night and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Smoke in Cortez church prompts evacuation

Smoke inside the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses church at 1304 Empire St. in Cortez caused an evacuation Sunday morning. No injuries were reported, and the building did not catch fire....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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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

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Kerosene heater caused Vallecito mobile home fire

A fire that destroyed a mobile home Monday night in Vallecito started after the tenants attempted to thaw frozen water pipes with a kerosene heater placed under the skirting of the home,...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Three longtime Vallecito Lake residents displaced by mobile home fire

A mobile home fire Monday night has displaced three longtime Vallecito Lake residents, consuming the home and all the tenants’ belongings. “We lost everything,” said Alan Ridgeway, who was renting...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Denver evicts people living in art and music space

DENVER – Denver city and fire officials met Friday with the owner of a converted warehouse that offered art and music space and was closed after authorities found serious fire code violations. Fire...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Oakland warehouse fire leaves 33 dead

OAKLAND, Calif. – The death toll from what officials say is the deadliest fire in Oakland’s recent history has risen to 33. The new tally came Sunday afternoon, more than 36 hours after a massive...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9

OAKLAND, Calif. – Fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party, killing at least nine people, and officials said Saturday that the death toll...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Pagosa Springs fire ruled accidental

Fire investigators say a blaze that destroyed a building that housed 16 businesses in Pagosa Springs was accidental in nature and started in the kitchen of the Bear Creek Saloon & Grill....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Pagosa Springs healing after Adobe Building fire

PAGOSA SPRINGS – Four days after a massive fire destroyed a historic downtown Pagosa Springs building, businesses that occupied it are struggling to find space to reopen quickly and replace hard...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News