Fire

Fire destroys mobile home east of Durango

Firefighters responded to a fully involved mobile home fire Friday morning at the Narrow Gauge Mobile Home Park east of Durango. When firefighters arrived, the double-wide trailer had flames...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Early-morning fire destroys house on County Road 303

A family is starting out the new year homeless after its house burned early Wednesday morning on County Road 303, southeast of Durango. Durango Fire Protection District was called to 1045 County...

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

Small fire extinguished on County Road 234

A controlled burn got out of control east of Durango on County Road 234 Tuesday afternoon and burned about an acre. Residents burning the field reported the fire around 2:10 p.m., when they felt...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

2017: Mancos rises from ashes, ends year with a bang

This was a year of beginnings, growth and camaraderie in Mancos. The Western Excelsior fire At 1 p.m. on May 8, The Western Excelsior plant in Mancos erupted into flames , prompting at least 10...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Photo: Smoke, but no fire

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

Seasons to donate to Napa/Sonoma fires fund

Seasons Rotisserie & Grill is no stranger to fire. On Feb. 22, 2008, the downtown restaurant was gutted by a blaze that claimed two other businesses on the 700 block of Main Avenue and injured...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Food

4 small fires started Friday along Goeglein Gulch Road in Durango

A juvenile was arrested Friday on suspicion of starting four small wildfires along a powerline that runs next to Goeglein Gulch Road. Durango Police Chief Kamran Afzal said a city employee in the...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dryside blaze, weather forecast worry fire marshal

The 15- to 20-acre grass fire that began Wednesday evening in western La Plata County has the Durango Fire Protection District worried about an unexpected Christmastime fire season. “People need to...

DATE: Dec. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CBI: Sheriff’s deputy likely died from self-inflicted gunshot wound

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation said Thursday that evidence suggests La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jeremiah Lee, who was found dead inside a burning home, died of a self-inflicted...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews search air, water for missing worker after blast

KENNER, La. – Authorities searched by air and water Monday for a Texas man who disappeared when an oil and gas platform exploded on a lake near New Orleans. Seven people were injured in the Sunday...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Oil rig explodes in Louisiana lake, injuries reported

KENNER, La. – An oil rig exploded Sunday night in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish, a Louisiana police department said. Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Man found dead Friday was longtime Bayfield resident, La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy

The man found dead with a gunshot wound inside his burning home early Friday morning has been identified as Jeremiah Lee, according to Bruce Evans, chief of the Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News