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Fire engulfs home on Florida Road

Firefighters responded to a blaze at 4214 Florida Road (County Road 240) on Thursday afternoon that engulfed a three-bedroom home. Neighbors reported the fire around 3:45 p.m., said Karola Hanks,...

DATE: Sept. 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Fire northwest of Bayfield likely accidental

A fire northwest of Bayfield on Saturday that caused upward of $700,000 in damages is likely to be ruled accidental, Upper Pine River Protection Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said. The...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Multiple agencies respond to structure fire

Multiple fire agencies responded to a blaze northwest of Bayfield on Saturday afternoon that consumed a barn. The fire was reported about 1:36 p.m. at 405 County Road 504. No one was inside the...

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

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Demolition of Western Excelsior set to begin next month

Western Excelsior Corp. will begin demolishing its Mancos plant in September, company President Zach Snyder said. The plant, 901 Grand Ave., was destroyed in a fire on May 8, and its ruins have...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Small fire had big potential at St. Columba

Firefighters responded to a small fire Tuesday night at St. Columbia Catholic Church in Durango. The fire was reported at 8:28 p.m. in the administrative building between the church and St. Columba...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Exact causes of three Durango-area fire remain undetermined

Firefighters said they have not determined the official causes of three major fires that started earlier this year in Durango, including one suspected to be arson, one that took a man’s life and...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Lightning blamed in brush fire south of Cortez

CORTEZ – Firefighters on Sunday evening beat down a small brush fire and residents pitched in with shovels and garden hoses after an apparent lightning strike in a residential area just south of...

DATE: July 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photos: Smoke clears Main Avenue building

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Durango City Council honors fire victim as hero

The Durango City Council honored Kevin Abeyta for sacrificing his life to save a mother and two children from the Tercero Townhouse fire in June. Abeyta, a life-long Durango resident and restaurant...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Red flag warning issued for southern La Plata County

Fire danger was high in southern La Plata County and much of western Colorado and eastern Utah on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday for...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma County declares mill fire an economic disaster

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday approved a declaration of an economic disaster in the wake of the May 8 Western Excelsior fire. The fire that destroyed the Mancos mill caused the loss of...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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Brush fire breaks out behind Folsom Park

A brush fire behind Folsom Park in Durango broke out Sunday afternoon, consuming a shed before it was quickly extinguished by the Durango Fire Protection District. Around 5 p.m., a brush fire...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News