In Brief

vehicles damaged

Six arrested after rival gangs
exchange shots in Carson City

Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong said six people were arrested after about 30 shots were exchanged between two rival gangs at a Carson City apartment complex.

Officials said gang members were partying in the rear parking lot of an apartment complex when rival gang members arrived early Saturday and opened fire.

Witnesses said that the shooters fled through the breezeway of the apartment complex and that the first group returned fire.

Nobody was injured, but significant vehicle damage was reported.

Authorities are asking for anyone who has information about the case to contact them.

hit by rock

Climber dies after falling
600 feet into Colorado canyon

A 20-year-old climber is dead after tumbling about 600 feet into a canyon near Aspen, Colo.

Authorities identified the victim in Saturday’s accident as Spencer James Nelson of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s nationally ranked ski team.

He had summited one of the 14,000-foot Maroon Peaks and was headed back down with seven other people, including his father, when he was hit by a rock from above and fell.

Deputy Alex Burchetta, a spokesman for the Pitkin County sheriff’s office, said Nelson fell into what is known as the Bell Chord couloir.

Nelson’s body was not immediately recovered because of darkness.

CU Chancellor Philip DiStefano issued a statement Sunday extending sympathies to Nelson’s parents and brother.

garage fire

Fire damage to LV home displaces family of three

A garage fire in the northwest valley Sunday evening displaced a family of three and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, according to the Las Vegas Fire Department.

The fire started in the engine compartment of a custom car that two people were working on in the garage of a home at 9824 Fast Elk St., near Fort Apache and Moccasin roads.

Authorities said the two people tried putting out the fire with a garden hose but were unsuccessful.

The blaze gutted the garage and caused moderate to heavy damage throughout the home, according to the Fire Department. The custom car was destroyed.

The blaze was the second fire to break out in a garage over the weekend, the Fire Department said. On Saturday, a blaze destroyed several motorcycles, including a collector’s bike worth more than $100,000.

Two firefighters hospitalized

Federal agents investigate
four-alarm fire at post office

Federal agents are investigating a fire that roared through a post office in Northern California.

Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were at the downtown Healdsburg post office Sunday, leading the investigation into Saturday evening’s four-alarm fire.

Firefighters were able to put the fire out by midnight but remained on the scene overnight.

Healdsburg’s acting fire chief, Steve Adams, said the fire was difficult to fight because it made its way into the roofline of the building. Adams said some of the mail in the building might still be saved.

Two firefighters were hospitalized with nonlife-threatening injuries.

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