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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 | UPDATED: 4 days 5 hours ago | 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

Man found dead in house on fire in Bayfield early Friday morning

A man was found dead inside his house that was on fire early Friday morning in Bayfield. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation was at the home on County Road 516 and Bayfield Parkway on Friday to...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tercero Townhouse being rebuilt after deadly fire

Construction crews are tearing down the charred remains of Tercero Townhouse, where a deadly fire torched the residential units nearly four months ago in west Durango. Firefighters said the cause...

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

Montezuma County Fire Academy graduates inaugural class in Dolores

Local fire departments gained five new recruits from a fire academy graduation ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the Dolores Fire House. The recruit class was named in honor of deceased...

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

Wood stove blamed for mobile home fire west of Durango

A family of five plus two dogs were displaced from their home Friday west of Durango where a wood-burning stove caught the roof on fire. The fire was reported at 7:21 a.m. at unit No. 35 in the...

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

Two fires in three months at address east of Durango

Firefighters are investigating a fire that scorched a rubbish pile early Wednesday east of Durango – the same location where a shed and house burned three months earlier. The fire was reported at...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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