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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

Dog dies in house fire southeast of Durango

A dog died in a house fire Wednesday night at the corner of county roads 301 and 304, southeast of Durango near Pastorius Reservoir, fire officials said. Fire crews responded to the scene around...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Fire destroys mobile home near Gem Village

GEM VILLAGE – A mobile home just west of Gem Village was destroyed Wednesday afternoon by a fire of undetermined origin. Upper Pine Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said no one was in...

DATE: Sept. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribute honors first responders who died in Sept. 11 attack

Forty Montezuma County firefighters paid tribute Tuesday to first responders who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers in New York 17 years ago. The...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tercero Townhouse on West Third Avenue rises from ashes

Just over a year after a fire killed one man, left 20 people displaced and destroyed the Tercero Townhouse, owner Caroní Adams is ready to rent again. She’s rebuilt a complex originally developed...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four Corners firefighters to gather in Mancos

Firefighters have spent plenty of time battling wildfires in Southwest Colorado this summer, but in August they’ll gather in Mancos for a more cheerful occasion. The Mancos Fire Protection District...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fires near Mancos, Dove Creek die down

A lightning-caused fire in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Mancos showed no growth since Friday, and another small fire that sprang up near Dove Creek has been contained. The Hilltop...

DATE: July 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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