Fire

Ar 170329983
Ar 170329983

Montezuma County landfill catches fire after explosion

An explosion in a garbage pile caused a fire at the Montezuma County landfill Monday morning about 10:30 a.m. Cortez firefighters responded, and with assistance from landfill staff, put out the...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Ar 170329995
Ar 170329995

Cortez fire destroys automotive-granite business

A fire destroyed a granite counter and automotive business south of Cortez on Saturday morning, Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde said. The fire started about 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the Top Notch Marble...

DATE: March 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Ar 170229853
Ar 170229853

Family home burns southeast of Ignacio

A family home burned to the ground Monday night southeast of Ignacio. The fire was reported about 7:30 p.m. by neighbors, said Tom Aurnhammer, chief of the Los Pinos Fire Protection District. By...

DATE: Feb. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Cortez fire district puts training house up for sale

The Cortez Fire Protection District voted on Monday to sell its old training house for $10,000. The district has been using a donated building on South Broadway for fire training for about three...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Ar 170219994
Ar 170219994

City makes progress on plans for new Cortez fire station

The Cortez Planning and Zoning Commission approved a conditional-use permit and site plan for the new Cortez Fire District station during a public hearing on Tuesday. The new station will replace...

DATE: Feb. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Ar 170209912
Ar 170209912

Pleasant View fire destroys barn, equipment

A fire late Friday night near Pleasant View destroyed a hay shed and caused $93,000 of damage, according to a report from Montezuma County Sheriff’s deputy Jared Farnsworth. Emergency personnel...

DATE: Feb. 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Ar 170129951
Ar 170129951

Victim in fatal Rico home explosion is identified

A home explosion Monday in Rico killed a resident inside, according to fire officials.The explosion occurred about 4:30 p.m. on 340 N. Piedmont St., at the north end of town, said Dolores Fire...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Ar 170129979
Ar 170129979

Durango man arrested on suspicion of arson, again

A Durango man with a previous arson conviction is suspected of setting fire to a shed Thursday in south Durango. Duane Suazo, 51, was being held Friday on $25,000 bail at the La Plata County Jail...

DATE: Jan. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Ar 170109960
Ar 170109960

Fire damages home north of Cortez

A fire caused about $200,000 in damage to a home north of Cortez on Wednesday afternoon, according to Cortez Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde. The fire started just after 1 p.m. in the garage of a home...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local news

Ar 161219884
Ar 161219884

Sunday fire damages Mancos home; no injuries reported

A Montezuma County family lost almost everything in a house fire early Sunday morning. Mancos Fire District Chief Tony Aspromonte said four vehicles and eight firefighters were on scene on Road...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Ar 161219888
Ar 161219888

Brush pile catches fire in south Cortez

A brush pile south of Cortez caught on fire Monday morning, Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Bittle said. Fire crews responded about 5:30 a.m. to South Oak Street between Road G.15 and Road H, Bittle...

DATE: Dec. 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

Ar 161009913
Ar 161009913

El Moro singed in morning fire

El Moro Tavern , a popular bar and eatery in downtown Durango, will likely remain closed for a couple of months while repairs are made from a fired Wednesday that scaled a wall and smoldered...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news