Immediate Release: Structure Fire 271 1/2 Nashua Lane GJ

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625 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Phone: 970-549-5858 FAX: 970-549-5810

News Release Structure Fire: 271 1/2 Nashua Lane GJ

For Immediate Release

Contact: Shawn Montgomery (PIO) 970-260-3708

Date: 09/18/2014

Address: 271 1/2 Nashua Lane Grand Junction, Co.

Alarm Type: Structure Fire

Time Dispatched: 18:17

Time on Scene: 18:22

Control Time: 18:25


The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 271 1/2 Nashua Lane. 3 units responding. Engine 4 (on scene within 5 minutes of the dispatch time) reports active fire coming from the exterior of the residence, the residence has been evacuated and everyone is accounted for. The fire appeared to be coming from the area where the BBQ was located and extended up the exterior wall. Engine 4 quickly deployed an initial fire attack and had the fire knocked down and under control with in 3 minutes of arrival. Grand Junction Fire crews then proceeded to check for fire extension into the interior of the structure and found no extension. Fire damage isolated to the exterior of the structure only. It was determined by fire supervisors and command that the fire was caused by a “faulty BBQ propane bottle”. We do not have a cost estimate in damage. No injuries to the public or our firefighters were reported.