Upper Pine River Fire Protection District

Tree on fire sends up column of smoke near Bayfield

A tree on fire put up a column of smoke Friday afternoon in the Bayfield area. The lightning-caused fire was reported about 4 p.m. near a water tank, said Bruce Evans, chief of the Upper Pine River...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Quick air attack, hot-shot crews helped subdue 358 Fire

Hitting the 358 Fire northeast of Durango hard and fast with helicopters, planes and a hot-shot crew helped control and contain it. The fire was started on private property Friday afternoon by...

DATE: May 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Residents near 358 Fire prepare to leave

Residents near the “358 Fire” were nervously preparing to evacuate Friday afternoon and watching the smoke from the blaze near Sunrise Lane and County Road 245, northeast of Durango. The fire was...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple hundred homes placed on pre-evacuation notice for wildfire

About five homes were evacuated and two subdivisions were placed on pre-evacuation notice Friday night for a wildland fire northeast of Durango. The evacuations were ordered about 5:45 p.m. The...

DATE: May 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winds nearly knock over gas station sign in Bayfield

The Royal Dutch Shell company might want to consider placing a wind turbine where its iconic Shell station sign is located in Bayfield. Strong winds nearly knocked over the estimated 80-foot tall...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forest Lakes Subdivision undergoes emergency fire evacuation drill

Residents of the Forest Lakes Subdivision in Bayfield underwent an unannounced fire evacuation early Saturday morning. The Upper Pine River Fire Protection District, in conjunction with Forest...

DATE: May 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rock fall injures climbers northeast of Durango

Rock fall injured two women Saturday afternoon at the climbing area north of Lemon Reservoir, about 20 miles northeast of Durango. Tom Brueckner of La Plata County Search and Rescue said a rock...

DATE: April 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drought-like conditions heighten wildfire danger across Southwest Colorado

If the snowless streak continues in Southwest Colorado, this year could shape up to mirror 2002, one of the driest years on record for the region, which many people remember for the Missionary...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead Friday was longtime Bayfield resident, La Plata County Sheriff’s Office deputy

The man found dead with a gunshot wound inside his burning home early Friday morning has been identified as Jeremiah Lee, according to Bruce Evans, chief of the Upper Pine River Fire Protection...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Man found dead in house on fire in Bayfield early Friday morning

A man was found dead inside his house that was on fire early Friday morning in Bayfield. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation was at the home on County Road 516 and Bayfield Parkway on Friday to...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango rock climber who fell 100 feet expected to survive

A 40-year-old rock climber from Durango who fell 100 feet while climbing in an area northeast of Durango on Saturday is expected to recover from his injuries, friends of the man said Sunday. Thad...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine fire sends assistance to Hurricane Harvey victims

As thousands of relief workers descend on Texas for what’s being called the worst natural disaster in the state’s history, a small unit from Southwest Colorado will be among the ranks. On Friday,...

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

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