Fire

Durango City Council honors fire victim as hero

The Durango City Council honored Kevin Abeyta for sacrificing his life to save a mother and two children from the Tercero Townhouse fire in June. Abeyta, a life-long Durango resident and restaurant...

DATE: July 5, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Red flag warning issued for southern La Plata County

Fire danger was high in southern La Plata County and much of western Colorado and eastern Utah on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday for...

DATE: June 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County declares mill fire an economic disaster

Montezuma County commissioners on Monday approved a declaration of an economic disaster in the wake of the May 8 Western Excelsior fire. The fire that destroyed the Mancos mill caused the loss of...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Brush fire breaks out behind Folsom Park

A brush fire behind Folsom Park in Durango broke out Sunday afternoon, consuming a shed before it was quickly extinguished by the Durango Fire Protection District. Around 5 p.m., a brush fire...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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