625 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-549-5858 FAX: 970-549-5810
For Immediate Release
Contact: Shawn Montgomery (PIO) 970-260-3708
Address: 384 Rodell Drive Grand Junction, Co
Alarm Type: Structure Fire
Time Dispatched: 16:52
Time on Scene: 17:00
The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a report of a possible small attic fire at 384 Rodell Drive. First unit on scene (Engine 4), within 8 minutes of the dispatch time, reports small fire above a recessed lighting fixture inside the home. Fire crews proceeded to remove ceiling and insulation to access the fire, causing minimal damage. The fire was located and fully extinguished and thermal imaging equipment was used to check for extension of the fire into the attic, no fire extension found. Fire investigators on scene confirmed that the likely cause of the fire was due to the wiring of the recessed light. Fire crews were able to use tarps and floor runners in the residence to decrease the impact and damage caused by the fire. No injuries to the public or our firefighters to report.
The use of the resident’s personal fire extinguisher assisted in the control of this fire until fire crews arrived. If you are interested in fire extinguisher training please contact the Grand Junction Fire Department Public Information Office at 970-549-5858.
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