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Old 06-20-2013   #1
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RRFW Riverwire Marble Canyon Lodge Destroyed by Fire

RRFW Riverwire Marble Canyon Lodge Destroyed by Fire
June 20, 2013

A fire swept through the historic Marble Canyon Lodge in the early morning hours of June 19, 2013. The fire destroyed the dining hall and kitchen, along with a small but well stocked sporting goods and book store, and office.

The dining hall was a landmark for Grand Canyon river runners since the Lodge is near Lees Ferry, AZ, the departure point for Grand Canyon river trips.

Only the main Lodge building was destroyed in the fire. Buildings not involved in the fire included a gas station, post office and Laundromat to the west and a historic gas station and hotel rooms just to the east of the Lodge. No structures on the south side of Highway 89 A, adjacent to a small runway, were involved.

According to the Coconino County Sherriffs Department, there were no injuries.

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Old 06-20-2013   #2
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This makes me very sad. I have great memories of many nights spent there on the front and back ends of Grand trips. It was a treasure.

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Yes, it was a treasure. I sure hope the Foster's rebuild!
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