Fire

Man, dog found dead in motor home fire south of Cortez

A man died in a motor home that caught fire about 1:30 a.m. Sunday south of Cortez, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. Patrick Goddard, 63, was found dead after a fire engulfed the...

DATE: May 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Did you smell smoke this morning? That’s the smell of spring

Early risers got a good whiff of smoke in the Animas Valley this morning, an alarming smell that may have evoked fearful memories for some in La Plata County. But not to worry – fire officials said...

DATE: April 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

French transplants mourn Notre Dame Cathedral

For Durangoan Jean-Pierre Bleger, seeing flames engulf Notre Dame Cathedral on Monday summoned feelings of watching the World Trade Center towers fall on Sept. 11. “It takes you right in the guts,”...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters respond to house fire in South Durango

Firefighters said Tuesday they are unsure of the exact cause of an apartment fire that started Monday afternoon in South Durango. The fire was reported at 3:35 p.m., and the first unit arrived on...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango home catches fire early Friday

A single-story home caught fire early Friday in the 1000 block of East Fifth Avenue, causing about $3,000 in damage, fire officials said. The Durango Fire Protection District received a call about...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield-area house damaged in fire

Firefighters saved a home early Sunday near Bayfield. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Fire Chief Bruce Evans said hot ashes placed in a plastic garbage container outside the garage of a house...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Using a sandbox and computer program, firefighters predict disasters

The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District doesn’t handle a lot of calls – fewer than 1,000 a year, said Chief Bruce Evans. And while there is no substitute for on-the-job experience, the fire...

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

Fire damages Bayfield home, re-ignites after initial suppression

A fire destroyed part of a home on Los Pinos Drive on Tuesday in Bayfield, then briefly came back to life on Wednesday morning. The fire started outside the home on Tuesday afternoon, torching the...

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

Marvel family loses home, belongings in house fire

A La Plata County family lost its home and belongings Sunday night in a fire just south of Marvel. Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District Chief John Lee said a call came in around 6:45 p.m. that...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

House fire kills woman south of Cortez

A woman died Friday morning after a fire gutted her home Thursday night south of Cortez. Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin said the fire call came in at 11:11 p.m. The house, in the 7000 block...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tax increase for Lewis-Arriola Fire passes

Voters approved a 1.41 mill levy increase for the Lewis-Arriola Fire Protection District in Tuesday’s election. The measure passed by a vote of 847-628 – 57.42 percent to 42.58 percent – according...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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