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Community support for fire victims ‘overwhelming’

The Durango community didn’t just “Fill the Cop Car” on Thursday for victims of the Tercero Townhouse fire. It filled two cop cars and a mobile command post with piles of household goods, toys,...

DATE: June 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Fill the Cop Car’ to benefit fire victims

Residents wanting to support victims of last week’s Tercero Townhouse fire can help “Fill the Cop Car” Thursday at the Durango Police Department. Donations will be accepted from 2 to 6 p.m....

DATE: June 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigators to sift through debris of fatal apartment fire

Fire investigators were awaiting the arrival of insurance representatives to sift through the debris of a deadly townhome fire that killed one man and sent three people to the hospital early...

DATE: June 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango native, restaurateur dies in townhome fire

Kevin Abeyta, a lifelong Durango resident and co-owner of a Mexican restaurant that opened earlier this year in the Main Mall, died in Wednesday’s apartment complex fire, authorities confirmed...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Family, friends identify victim of early morning townhome fire

A deadly fire claimed one man’s life, sent three residents to the hospital and displaced several others early Wednesday at the Tercero Townhouse units in west Durango. Authorities have not...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys home east of Durango

A mobile home was destroyed in an early morning fire Monday in the Alpine Shadows subdivision, east of Durango. The fire was reported at 4:42 a.m. on East Pine Ridge Road, northeast of Elmore’s...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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DATE: June 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man escapes early morning house fire

A La Plata County man escaped a house fire with non-life threatening injuries early Monday, said Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans. A bystander reported the structure fire...

DATE: June 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

$5,000 reward offered in suspicious Camino del Rio fire

A $5,000 reward is being offered for anyone with information that leads to an arrest in the suspected arson of a recently abandoned building on Camino del Rio. Durango police Cmdr. Ray Shupe said...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

On-site investigation of suspicious Camino fire complete

The Durango Fire Protection District has turned a building on Camino del Rio that went up in flames Sunday night back to the property owner after finishing its investigation inside the structure....

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

ATF, accelerant-sniffing dog assist in Durango fire investigation

The investigation into the cause of a fire that engulfed 1111 Camino del Rio just before midnight Sunday was ongoing Tuesday. “It’s a huge scene to process,” said Deputy Chief Randy Black with the...

DATE: May 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

UPDATE: ATF called to assist investigation of Camino del Rio fire

Two agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobbacco, Firearms and Explosives are expected to arrive in Durango Monday afternoon to assist with the investigation of the fire at a vacant building on...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News