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: 497 28 1/2 Rd. Grand Junction, Colorado
Alarm Type: Structure Fire
Time Dispatched: 1818 hrs
Time On Scene: 1824 hrs
The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 497 28 1/2 Rd. The first unit (Engine 2) was on scene within six (6) minutes of the dispatch time and reported heavy fire and smoke coming from three (3) storage units at the address. Firefighters were able to force entry into the units by cutting the metal doors with their circular saws and extinguish the blaze in all three 3 storage units effectively saving the other connected units from major damage.
The initial dispatch reports indicated the possibility of the storage units being occupied by at least 2 people and sadly this was true. During the fire extinguishment and primary search, firefighters did find two (2) people who were deceased.
The fire is currently under investigation and the Grand Junction Fire Department and the Grand Junction Police Department are working together as a joint investigation team to determine the cause of the blaze. All fire investigation questions will be handled by the Grand Junction Fire Marshal’s Office @ 970-549-5800.