Upper Pine River Fire Protection District

Bayfield fire district sends emergency response help to COVID-19-stricken Texas

A paramedic and a fire captain from the Upper Pine Fire Protection District in Bayfield traveled to Del Rio in southwestern Texas on Saturday to provide relief to emergency medical services workers...

DATE: July 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Welder ignites wildland fire south of Bayfield

A welder cutting chain started a fire that grew to 1 acre before being doused by some 40 firefighters Sunday afternoon on County Road 509, south of Bayfield. Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic Bayfield barn damaged by car crash

A historic barn in Bayfield was damaged Wednesday after a driver went 100 feet off the road and crashed, suffering serious injuries. Upper Pine River Fire Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire claims house near Durango airport

The owner of a house north of Durango-La Plata County Airport said a propane explosion in his barbecue grill led to a fire Saturday night that destroyed his home. “I had just got back from a long...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine Fire dives into swift-water rescues

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District crew members went all in during swift-water rescue training at Vallecito Creek. The three-day certification training, taught by Arroyo Rescue and...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

84 Fire is fully contained, officials say

A wildfire burning northeast of Durango that initially posed a risk to homes when it broke out earlier this week was fully contained Thursday, La Plata County spokeswoman Megan Graham said. The 84...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Low-risk fire burning northeast of Bayfield

The U.S. Forest Service and Upper Pine River Fire Protection District responded to a half-acre fire east of Vallecito Reservoir on Monday. The fire services received reports of smoke on Grassy...

DATE: May 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine tests entire first-responder crew for exposure to COVID-19

Antibodies, tiny blood proteins that fight viruses, may be a positive sign for people who have contracted the novel coronavirus. No one has antibodies to fight the new coronavirus until they are...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hiker rescued near Vallecito Lake

A hiker who injured his leg Tuesday near Vallecito Lake required emergency rescue, according to Upper Pine River Fire Protection Chief Bruce Evans. Around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, a call came into...

DATE: April 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Eastern La Plata mobilizes neighbors to prepare for COVID-19 outbreak

Upper Pine Fire Protection District, its board and its neighboring communities are in the process of creating the first ever Eastern La Plata Incident Management Team to aid in the COVID-19...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local agencies suit up, turn on UV light to fight coronavirus

In the battle against coronavirus, first responders are stocking up on the tools they need to stay safe, including personal protective equipment and ultraviolet lights that zap the potentially...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine joins pilot program to rework ambulance services

Upper Pine River Fire Protection District joined a selective pilot program that will change how it offers ambulance services to Medicare patients in its 265-square-mile district. Ambulance...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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