Upper Pine River Fire Protection District

Falls by senior citizens a growing problem in La Plata County

The common assumption when one sees an ambulance, lights and siren blazing, is that it’s en route to a car accident, or maybe a heart attack or stroke victim. But they’re just as likely to be on...

DATE: July 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fawn rescued from drowning

Law enforcement saved a young fawn that almost drowned after wandering into Vallecito Lake on Friday night. Upper Pine River Protection District Chief Bruce Evans said medics from his agency were...

DATE: July 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire district volunteers crucial, hard to find

Some people volunteer to serve on a board of directors. Others do hands-on tasks such as building trails or providing refreshments at events. And in La Plata County, there are 94 volunteers who...

DATE: June 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

3 house fires keep firefighters busy

The first decent snowstorm of the season in La Plata County was followed by three house fires on Sunday, with chimneys and stovepipes to blame for two of the blazes. Authorities from Upper Pine...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Two escape from morning house fire

Smoke detectors and quick response by the Upper Pine River Fire Protection District prevented a disaster early Monday. Upper Pine firefighters were paged at 2:34 a.m. for a house fire at 22 S. Los...

DATE: Dec. 2, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters responded to controlled burn

At about 4:05 p.m., firefighters were called out to a possible structure fire in the 11000 block of Colorado Highway 172. Los Pinos Fire Protection District responded and found it was a controlled...

DATE: Nov. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News