• La Plata County Enacts Stage 1 Fire Restrictions On May 1, the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners enacted restrictions effective immediately on open burning in the unincorporated private land areas of La Plata County. The fire restrictions were enacted by the La Plata County Board of County Commissioners upon the recommendation of Sheriff Sean Smith and the chiefs of the local fire districts. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe has enacted similar Stage I fire restrictions for Tribal lands. The San Juan National Forest and Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office has enacted fire restrictions effective May 1. Southwest Colorado is currently experiencing exceptional drought conditions. The area only received 40 percent of the normal snowpack this winter and has experienced multiple fires daily ...
    Posted May 1, 2018, 6:18 PM by Ben Sorensen
  • Open Burning In La Plata County, burn permits are required for any open burning that is not agricultural or recreational. Fort Lewis Mesa Fire normally issues burn permits Monday -Thursday from 12:30-4:30 by calling 970-238-0115. Alternatively, FLMFPD has an on-line application for a permit that can be filled out at any time for processing during the work week.  Once you have been issued a permit and are intending to burn, you must call in to Durango Non-Emergency Dispatch (970-385-2900) to notify them that you are burning. Recreational Fires: A camp fire that is smaller than 3’x3’ and is contained is considered a recreational fire. Agricultural Fires: To be considered agricultural, the burning ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2017, 9:20 AM by Office Admin
  • FLMFPD Mourns Loss of Pam Ramsey On May 9, 2016, Pam Ramsey, long time member of the fire department family, passed away at her home. Pam was an early member of the department, one of the local “dispatchers”, a member of the “Day Shift”, and involved in the Auxiliary. Married to long-time volunteer firefighter/EMT Doug, Pam held down the fort at home while also supporting the department in many different ways. We extend our sympathy to her family which includes her husband Doug, daughter Cassie, and son Travis, all of who are  members of the Fort Lewis Mesa fire department family. Durango Herald obituary here.    The Day Shift - Pam is third from left.
    Posted May 16, 2016, 6:31 AM by Office Admin
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