Fire

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

Denver evicts people living in art and music space

DENVER – Denver city and fire officials met Friday with the owner of a converted warehouse that offered art and music space and was closed after authorities found serious fire code violations. Fire...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Oakland warehouse fire leaves 33 dead

OAKLAND, Calif. – The death toll from what officials say is the deadliest fire in Oakland’s recent history has risen to 33. The new tally came Sunday afternoon, more than 36 hours after a massive...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9

OAKLAND, Calif. – Fire tore through an Oakland warehouse converted into artist studios during a late night dance party, killing at least nine people, and officials said Saturday that the death toll...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Pagosa Springs fire ruled accidental

Fire investigators say a blaze that destroyed a building that housed 16 businesses in Pagosa Springs was accidental in nature and started in the kitchen of the Bear Creek Saloon & Grill....

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pagosa Springs healing after Adobe Building fire

PAGOSA SPRINGS – Four days after a massive fire destroyed a historic downtown Pagosa Springs building, businesses that occupied it are struggling to find space to reopen quickly and replace hard...

DATE: Oct. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

16 businesses displaced in Pagosa Springs fire

Three days after fire gutted a historical building in Pagosa Springs, investigators continued to search for the origin and cause. The building, built in 1900 or 1902, is a total loss, said Megan...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire hits downtown Pagosa Springs building

Crews remained on scene on Sunday monitoring hot spots after an early Saturday morning fire in downtown Pagosa Springs gutted the Bear Creek Saloon and Restaurant and adjacent offices in the Adobe...

DATE: Oct. 23, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News