Upper Pine River Fire Protection District

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

Report of smoke north of Bayfield

According to the scanner, Upper Pine Fire Protection District answered a call to a report of smoke north of Bayfield at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday. The smoke, which appeared to be in the 5000 block...

DATE: July 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Possible structure fire in Bayfield

According to the scanner, Upper Pine Fire Protection District is en route to a possible structure fire in Bayfield as of about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday. The reporting party said flames were visible in...

DATE: July 20, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rollover reported east of Bayfield

Law enforcement and emergency services responded to a rollover accident about eight miles east of Bayfield on U.S. Highway 160 at about 8:35 p.m. Friday. Trooper Josh Lewis with the Colorado State...

DATE: July 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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