Base-area lodge evacuated for fire

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— The Eagle Creek Lodge near the base of the Steamboat Ski Area was evacuated Thursday afternoon after a fire broke out in a third-floor condominium.

Firefighters were dispatched at 1:18 p.m. to a structure fire at 1463 Flattop Circle, near the base of the ski area. Firefighter Travis Wilkinson said the fire was burning above a gas fireplace when emergency personnel arrived. The fire spread to the attic, but soon was contained.

Wilkinson said firefighters spent 30 minutes fighting the fire. No one was injured.

West Routt County Fire Protection District firefighters assisted Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue crews. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters and Eagle Creek Lodge personnel ventilated the building Thursday afternoon.

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