News in brief for March 7

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Fire damages upper floor of duplex residence

The upper floor of a duplex residence on Locust Court was damaged heavily by fire Saturday afternoon, but no one was injured.

When firefighters arrived on scene at about 2:18 p.m. Saturday, flames were shooting out of an upstairs bedroom window, firefighter Mel Stewart said. The fire occurred at 286 Locust Court, off of Tamarack Drive.

Glass from a second-story window was broken by the heat of the fire, Stewart said. By 2:35 p.m., the fire was extinguished and did not spread into the other residence in the duplex unit.

Stewart said most of the damage occurred in the second floor of the duplex, but damage also was done to the outside of the building and on the deck.

A fire investigator is looking into how the fire started and spread. He could not be reached for comment Sunday.

Stewart was unsure if anyone was in the house at the start of the fire, but it was clear that no one was in the residence by the time the fire department arrived.

Two engines, a ladder truck and an ambulance were on scene, along with 13 firefighters.

Routt County Assessor records show the owner was Katherine Dunn, and the 1993 home is 1,520 square-feet, has two-bedrooms and was valued at $230,000.

CMC accepting fitness class registration

Colorado Mountain College is accepting registration for the next eight-week session of fitness classes. A variety of weightlifting and aerobics classes are offered, meeting twice a week. The cost is $49. Call 846-3356 with questions or call 870-4444 to register.

Arts Council hosts

2005 cabaret auditions

Tryouts for this year's Cabaret will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday at the Depot Art Center. Participants must have audition piece; it does not have to be for the show. The minimum age to be in the show is 21. Call 879-9008.

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