Upper Pine River Fire Protection District

La Plata County man dies in snowmobile accident

A 25 year old La Plata County man died Sunday in a snowmobile accident northeast of Bayfield. La Plata County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Dan Bender identified the man as Trenton Maddux-Garcia....

DATE: Feb. 6, 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

Neighbors: A time to thank first responders

By Ann Butler Neighbors columnist First responders are around our community prepared to protect and serve, but how often do we stop to thank them for that service? The Hundred Club dedicates one...

DATE: Nov. 30, 2016 | COLUMN: Neighbors

Upper Pine honors chaplain’s years of dedication

An award sitting on a table was kept under wraps at last week’s Upper Pine River Fire Protection District’s annual awards ceremony. “I thought it was a casket,” quipped Louise Newman. The cover was...

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

Controlled burn smolders, burns barn on County Road 216

Firefighters from more than five fire districts responded to a controlled grass fire that burned a barn after the homeowner thought it was out on Saturday afternoon. The fire burned about...

DATE: Aug. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two more fires start in Southwest Colorado

Two new fires were reported Thursday in the region, one near Durango and another on Ute Mountain Ute Land. They came on the heels of three fires that ignited Wednesday and add to the workload of...

DATE: July 14, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters prepare for fire season

Local, state and federal agencies are coordinating efforts to make sure they’re all on the same page for firefighting season. And they’re hoping for a season similar to the last two more quiet...

DATE: June 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine remodels Vallecito fire station

Upper Pine Fire Protection District Station No. 4 on the north end of Vallecito Reservoir was built to house equipment for volunteers could drive it to nearby fires. A lot has changed since then....

DATE: April 17, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Injured person found after search

According to the scanner, an injured person was located near Lemon Reservoir about 4:05 p.m. Friday. The search began with a 911 call and a response by Upper Pine Fire Protection District. La Plata...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine, Durango Fire respond to playhouse blaze

Firefighters responded to a fire Friday afternoon that burned one playhouse to the ground and scorched another. Upper Pine Fire Protection District initially received the call around 4:20 p.m. to...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Separate fires damage 2 homes in Vallecito, Bayfield

Two house fires left residents displaced Sunday. A water heater likely caused two explosions and a fire that seriously damaged a log cabin on County Road 501 near Vallecito in the afternoon, said...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Upper Pine pulls car out of wet landing

A driver escaped with non-life-threatening injuries after plunging into a private pond early Sunday near Vallecito. The incident was reported at 1:31 a.m. just west of Vallecito Creek in the 19000...

DATE: July 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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