Investigators zero in on cause of fire at La Plata County Fairgrounds

Fire investigators have homed in on the cause of a fire that caused extensive damage to an unoccupied two-story building at the La Plata County Fairgrounds. The fire was reported about 10:45 p.m....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Clogged dryer vent blamed for mobile home fire

A mobile home fire that displaced a family Sunday night northeast of Elmore’s Corner originated in a dryer vent, said Karola Hanks, fire marshal with the Durango Fire Protection District. The fire...

DATE: Nov. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire breaks out at mobile home northeast of Durango

A mobile home received significant damage Sunday night in a fire that broke out northeast of Durango, according to Durango Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Karola Hanks. Fire crews received a...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Heavy smoke moves through Bayfield to the east

BAYFIELD – Smoke drifted through Bayfield on Wednesday morning, impacting air quality and visibility for residents, but did not result in an air-quality advisory from the Colorado Department of...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys mobile home south of Dolores

A mobile home south of Dolores was destroyed in a fire shortly before 5 p.m. Monday. The owner, Josh Archuleta, said his wife, Heather, and the couple’s five children were home and escaped...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fort Lewis College professor pleads not guilty to arson charges

A Fort Lewis College associate professor pleaded not guilty Thursday to felony arson charges related to a fire at south City Market in the chip aisle that caused tens of thousands of dollars in...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys old Mancos farmhouse

A newly installed refrigerator appears to have started a house fire in Weber Canyon last week, destroying an old farmhouse. Luckily, no one was harmed by the incident, although Dave Sessions and...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters contain blaze near Greenmount Cemetery

A brush fire Saturday in Greenmount Cemetery burned southwest of downtown Durango, producing a plume of gray smoke and flames visible from city streets. Durango Fire Protection District arrived at...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

FLC professor formally charged in connection with City Market arson

Prosecutors have charged a Fort Lewis College associate professor with trying to destroy a grocery store earlier this month when he allegedly set fire to a bag of tortilla chips in aisle No. 7 of...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews respond to fire near Aztec

AZTEC – County and city crews responded to a fire near County Road 3260 midday on Sunday, with black smoke visible from New Mexico State Road 516. Multiple districts from the San Juan County Fire...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman killed, man injured Friday evening in Archuleta County explosion and fire

An explosion and fire Friday evening in Archuleta County killed a woman, injured a man, destroyed a detached garage and damaged an adjacent home, according to law enforcement. Archuleta County...

DATE: Oct. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Gas leak blamed for home explosion southwest of Durango

A house that exploded and caught fire earlier this month in the Rafter J subdivision was the result of a propane leak in the garage, said Karola Hanks, fire marshal with the Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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