Los Pinos Fire Protection District

Fire breaks out at mobile home northeast of Durango

A mobile home received significant damage Sunday night in a fire that broke out northeast of Durango, according to Durango Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Karola Hanks. Fire crews received a...

DATE: Nov. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos fire district approaches financial cliff

In early September, Los Pinos Fire Protection District saved a burning house with just four crew members. They had no relief crew at the scene – no secondary crew to answer other calls in the area....

DATE: Nov. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos hires former Durango captain to start volunteer program

IGNACIO – When Greg Childress stopped by a fire academy in Florida to pick up an application, he didn’t know what an “EMT” was, but he thought he might find an interesting job. The decision...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pine or Los Pinos name is well rooted in history

La Plata County geography can be so confusing. For example, there’s the Los Pinos Fire Protection District but also the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District. Are the Los Pinos and the Pine the...

DATE: July 22, 2019 | COLUMN: Action Line

Fire danger rears its head, with red flag warning issued for Southwest Colorado

Despite heavy snowpack this winter and a wet spring, conditions in Southwest Colorado can change on a dime: The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning for much of La Plata and...

DATE: June 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire board recall petition misses deadline

A petition to recall the five members of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District board was not turned in to the La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office by its 4 p.m. deadline on Monday. “I...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Pine River Times news

Petitions being circulated to recall Los Pinos Fire board members

Members of a committee to recall all five board members of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District have held four public meetings this week in Ignacio and Arboles to inform residents of their...

DATE: Dec. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recall petitions circulating against Los Pinos Fire board

The Los Pinos Fire Protection District has brought back Larry Behrens as its acting volunteer interim fire chief as the district’s board conducts a search for a new chief and deputy chief. In the...

DATE: Dec. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Los Pinos Fire employees call for removal of board members

A deputy fire chief with the Los Pinos Fire Protection District says he was fired this week in retaliation for raising ethical and potentially fraudulent concerns involving the chief of the...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog dies in house fire southeast of Durango

A dog died in a house fire Wednesday night at the corner of county roads 301 and 304, southeast of Durango near Pastorius Reservoir, fire officials said. Fire crews responded to the scene around...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys pest-control building near airport

The building housing M&R Durango Insectary near the Durango-La Plata County Airport was destroyed Wednesday in a fire. Several people were in the building when the fire ignited shortly after 11...

DATE: May 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Multiple agencies respond to structure fire

Multiple fire agencies responded to a blaze northwest of Bayfield on Saturday afternoon that consumed a barn. The fire was reported about 1:36 p.m. at 405 County Road 504. No one was inside the...

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

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