Fire guts 3 shops in downtown Cortez

Fire guts 3 shops in downtown Cortez

Traffic detoured until noon Sunday

Fire guts 3 shops in downtown Cortez

Mary Shinn/The Cortez Journal

Assistant Fire Chief Charles Balke walks out of the back door of the three buildings that were gutted by fire on Sunday. Cortez fire and police departments are investigated the cause of the fire.
A fire destroyed three Cortez businesses on Main Street Sunday morning. The building that contains the three businesses was engulfed in flames about 7:30 a.m., when this photo was taken.
Mary Shinn/The Cortez Journal

Members of the Cortez fire and police departments investigate the fire that gutted three businesses on Main Street Sunday.
Mary Shinn/The Cortez Journal

Assistant Fire Chief Charles Balke and members of the Cortez fire and police departments investigate the fire on Main Street Sunday. This is a view of the back of the building where a flooring store, a shoe store and Cortez Works used to be housed.
Tobie Baker/The Cortez Journal

Fire fighters stand in front of the building that burned on Main Street Sunday morning.
TOBIE BAKER

Water leaks from a pressurized water plug Sunday. A fire on Main Street closed traffic till about noon.
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