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KEYSTONE, Colorado – The Summit County coroner says a skier is dead after being found in the trees off a run at Keystone ski resort.

Coroner Joanne Richardson said Thursday that Jennifer Agule of Breckenridge was found during sweeping operations at the resort at around 8 p.m. Wednesday. She was found near the intermediate Frenchman run.

The resort said someone called the ski patrol at about that time. Spokesman Ryan Whaley said ski patrollers found Agule shortly afterward and she was taken to Keystone Medical Center.

The coroner said Agule wasn’t wearing a helmet and appeared to have suffered severe blunt force trauma.

Emergency crews responded to what was termed “a relatively minor event” early on Tuesday, when a fire erupted at an oil and gas compressor station in the Dry Hollow area, causing no injuries and little damage.

According to Burning Mountains Fire Chief Brit McLin, the call came in at around 3:50 a.m., and crews from his department as well as the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office arrived within minutes at a site about a mile and a half up County Road 331.

The fire had been all but extinguished by a worker with the Bill Barrett Corp., which owns the equipment.

McLin said the fire’s cause has been tentatively linked to a leak of some sort. The worker was able to shut down a feed valve to cut off the flow of gas to the leak.

The worker, whom McLin did not name, then put the flames out with a hand-held fire extinguisher, McLin reported.

The damage to the equipment was estimated at between $15,000 and $20,000.

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