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Firefighters called to RCC

Firefighters work on the roof of the Runestone Community Center Wednesday. (Jared Rubado / Echo Press)

Snow sliding off the roof over the west rink at the Runestone Community Center is blamed for damaging a gasline and starting a fire in the heating and air conditioning unit Wednesday. Employees from Alexandria's Parks Department and fire crews returned to help clear snow from an area of the roof to avoid potential damage to the RCC's ammonia system, said Vinnie Hennen, RCC manager.