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Fire at Craig Motel, Oct. 21, 2009

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Craig Fire/Rescue firefighters cut a hole in the Craig Motel rooftop in efforts to contain a fire Wednesday. Firefighters worked inward from the edges of the fire back to the source after initial flames were subdued. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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K.C. Hume, Craig Fire/Rescue battalion chief, goes over fire damages with Craig Motel manager Lisa Wu, her husband, Jimmy Dang, and friend Mei Curley. The fire damaged 16 of the motel's rooms. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Craig Fire/Rescue workers make their way into Room 11, the origin of Wednesday's fire at the Craig Motel. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Craig Fire/Rescue firefighter Al Landa knocks through the roof to combat the fire at the Craig Motel. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Craig Fire/Rescue worker Kris Olsen walks through a mixture of foam fire retardant and water during the Wednesday fire at the Craig Motel. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Craig Fire/Rescue officials spray foam fire retardant into the ceiling of the burning Craig Motel on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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A Craig Fire/Rescue official uses a chainsaw to cut a hole in the Craig Motel roof so others can spray flame retardant inside. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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A Craig Fire/Rescue firefighter helps a colleague get checked out by medics after his tank alarm sounded, alerting him of low oxygen levels. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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Sergeant Kirk Gardner, of the Colorado State Patrol, was one of the first emergency responders to arrive at the scene of the Craig Motel fire. Photo by Shawn McHugh

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