Blaze damages building

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Grand Junction firefighters search for hot spots after a fire caused significant damage to at least one apartment in a mixed use building at 630 Walnut Avenue tonight.

Grand Junction firefighters search for hot spots after a fire caused significant damage to at least one apartment in a mixed use building at 630 Walnut Avenue Tuesday.

Three apartments were evacuated while firefighters fought the blaze, which started in the bedroom of one of the apartments. The building houses both residences and several businesses.

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