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Fire engulfs recently vacated building on Camino del Rio

Flames engulfed a building on the site of a planned hotel on Camino del Rio around midnight Sunday, shooting flames into the night sky as smoke billowed through downtown Durango. About 30 percent...

DATE: May 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mobile home fire may have been intentionally set

Police are investigating a fire that may have been intentionally set in a mobile home on U.S. Highway 160 west near the Durango Dog Park. The fire was reported shortly before 4 p.m. and it was...

DATE: May 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Excelsior fire traced to faulty fan

The Western Excelsior fire likely was caused by a faulty ventilation fan in a sharpening shop, investigators said. Mancos Fire Chief Tony Aspromonte said that burn evidence indicates a spark or...

DATE: May 11, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Western Excelsior fire expected to smolder for days

MANCOS – Rain helped douse hot spots Tuesday at Western Excelsior, where the production plant, warehouses and offices burned Monday. Fire crews had contained the blaze by about 2 a.m. Tuesday but...

DATE: May 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Family home burns southeast of Ignacio

A family home burned to the ground Monday night southeast of Ignacio. The fire was reported about 7:30 p.m. by neighbors, said Tom Aurnhammer, chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District. By...

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

Home explosion kills Rico resident

A home explosion Monday in Rico killed a resident inside, according to fire officials. The explosion occurred about 4:30 p.m. on 340 N. Piedmont St., at the north end of town, said Dolores Fire ...

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

Durango man arrested on suspicion of arson, again

A Durango man with a previous arson conviction is suspected of setting fire to a shed Thursday in south Durango. Duane Suazo, 51, was being held Friday on $25,000 bail at the La Plata County Jail...

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

Body found after Farmington fire

FARMINGTON – Fire officials say one man was found dead after a blaze at a Farmington apartment complex. The Farmington Fire Department is investing the blaze that started Tuesday night and...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Smoke in Cortez church prompts evacuation

Smoke inside the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses church at 1304 Empire St. in Cortez caused an evacuation Sunday morning. No injuries were reported, and the building did not catch fire....

DATE: Jan. 9, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Butane hash oil causes explosion at Brookside Motel in Durango

Two Durango men are suspected of causing an explosion at a local motel while using butane to extract hash oil from marijuana. The explosion occurred about 9:10 p.m. Sunday at Brookside Motel, 2331...

DATE: Jan. 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Kerosene heater caused Vallecito mobile home fire

A fire that destroyed a mobile home Monday night in Vallecito started after the tenants attempted to thaw frozen water pipes with a kerosene heater placed under the skirting of the home,...

DATE: Dec. 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Three longtime Vallecito Lake residents displaced by mobile home fire

A mobile home fire Monday night has displaced three longtime Vallecito Lake residents, consuming the home and all the tenants’ belongings. “We lost everything,” said Alan Ridgeway, who was renting...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News