Fire

Firefighters squelch Grandview chimney fire

Firefighters are reminding residents to keep their chimneys clean after flames were seen jettisoning out of a flue early Monday in the Grandview area. The fire was reported at 9:57 a.m. by a...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

House catches fire south of Elmore’s Corner

Fire severely damaged a home Wednesday on the Florida Mesa, possibly the result of a malfunctioning hot tub, fire officials said. It was the third time in 20 years the house has caught fire. The...

DATE: Nov. 27, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Furnace smokes arts center

Smoke spewed from a malfunctioning furnace at the Durango Arts Center on Monday morning, but the furnace was shut down before it could catch fire or cause any damage, said Randy Black, battalion...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Greasy rags fill Bent with smoke

Durango’s Bent Urban Sports Bar filled with smoke early Monday after oily and greasy rags began to decompose in a process known as spontaneous combustion. Residents who live in apartments above the...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Defective hood system eyed in downtown fire

A hood system designed to suppress stove-top fires may have malfunctioned earlier this month during a kitchen fire at Ken & Sue’s Restaurant in Durango, a fire marshal said Thursday. The...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blaze contained near Bayfield

A farmer burning ditches Sunday near County Road 523 south of Bayfield saw winds pick up and take the flames past his property line, eventually scorching about 5 to 10 acres, said Bruce Evans,...

DATE: April 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hilltop House electrical fire

DATE: March 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters douse blaze at Third Avenue home

A section of historic East Third Avenue was closed for about 2½ hours Tuesday while firefighters extinguished a small blaze on the side of a house.The fire was reported about 11:45 a.m. in the 900...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bayfield man’s quick actions save dogs

A man’s quick actions saved the lives of three dogs last weekend in Bayfield.Jim Cornett, owner of South Street Garage, said he looked out his window and saw flames and smoke coming from a mobile...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Four homeless after Durango West I fire

Four renters were displaced after a doublewide mobile home caught fire early Wednesday in the Durango West I subdivision.The fire was reported about 1 a.m. in the 100 block of Timber Drive.An...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Controlled burn destroys 3 buildings

Three outbuildings burned Wednesday after a landowner lost control of a controlled burn in southeast La Plata County.The fire was reported about 12:50 p.m. in the 100 block of County Road 321, near...

DATE: Oct. 10, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News

Blaze destroys historic Hollywood Bar in Dolores

DOLORES – Suspicious in nature.That’s what the late night blaze in downtown Dolores is being called. The fire destroyed the historic Hollywood Bar and an adjoining art studio. Lt. Ted Meador of the...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2012 | CATEGORY: Local News