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Firefighters respond to a blaze Monday afternoon on Blair Road in Whitewater. One employee was burned in the flash fire at the black-powder manufacturing facility, but was able to prevent an explosion, according to agencies that investigated the incident.


Man burned in Whitewater flash fire moved explosives from blaze

When a flash fire ripped through the building of a Whitewater black-powder manufacturer on Monday, an injured employee kept the situation from getting even worse.

DA: Birgfeld skull wrapped in duct tape

Prosecutors giving opening statements Thursday in the first-degree murder trial of Lester Jones revealed for the first time that Paige Birgfeld’s skull was wrapped in duct tape when hikers discovered the skeletal remains of the Grand Junction woman in 2012.



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