Structure Fire: Paradise Valley Mobile Home Park

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625 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

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

News Release

Structure Fire

For Immediate Release

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

Date: 02/10/2015

Address: 585 25 1/2 Rd. Grand Junction, Co. Paradise Valley Mobile Home Park #184

Alarm Type: Structure Fire

Time Dispatched: 1030 hrs

Time On Scene: 1033 hrs

 The Grand Junction Fire Department (GJFD) responded to a report of a structure fire in the Paradise Valley Mobile Home Park on 25 1/2 road. First unit on scene (Truck 3) arrived within 3 minutes of the dispatch time and reports heavy smoke coming from the front side of the trailer. Truck 3 immediately pulled fire lines and used a transitional attack method to fight the fire. This method of fire fighting allows the crews to cool the fire by knocking it down from an outside window before going in and completely extinguishing the flames. GJFD Engine 5 crew entered the structure from the rear and assisted in the extinguishment of the blaze. One civilian was transported to a local hospital for smoke inhalation. Fire investigators were dispatched to the scene to assist in determining the cause of the fire. The circumstances of the civilian’s injury is not yet known and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. All fire investigation questions will be directed to the Grand Junction Fire Marshal’s Office at (970) 549-5800. No other civilians were injured and no other structures were involved on this incident.


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