Fire damages library's Flowing Wells branch

A fire broke out Wednesday night at the Flowing Wells branch of the Pima County Public Library.

Motorists called 911 at 9:30 after seeing smoke at the library, 1730 W. Wetmore Road, said Capt. Adam Goldberg, a Northwest Fire District spokesman.

Firefighters arrived within three minutes, and crews climbed onto the roof and began cutting through drywall to reach the fire behind a stucco wall, he said.

The blaze was brought under control in 30 minutes, and about 30 firefighters remained at the scene late Wednesday night.

The fire's cause and damage estimates were to be determined. He said mostly smoke damage and some fire damage were found in the interior.

Library patrons should call the library to see if it will be closed today, Goldberg said.

Carmen Duarte

Former aide indicted in Amphi sex incident

A former teacher's aide - arrested last month after police said she had sexual contact with three students while three others watched - was indicted Tuesday on allegations of having sexual contact with one student.

Clarice Marie Lee, 22, will be arraigned next week in Pima County Superior Court on four counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor. The latter count stems from allegations Lee recorded sexual contact with the 16-year-old boy.

At the time of Lee's arrest, Tucson police said a school coach reported Lee led the six students to an unused gym on Amphitheater High School's campus during lunch on Jan. 18.

Lee was accused of having intercourse there with a 16-year-old boy and sexual contact with two 18-year-old students.

The indictment lists three sex acts.

The remaining three students - one age 17 and two 18 - watched while one of them recorded the incident on a cellphone, which detectives now have, police said.

Lee resigned Jan. 22.

Kim Smith

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