Structure Fire: 2576 Patterson Rd. GJ

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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: 03/18/2015

Address: 2576 Patterson Rd. Grand Junction, Co.

Alarm Type: Structure Fire

The Grand Junction Police and Fire Departments are investigating a possible arson at 2576 Patterson Rd.  At this point in the investigation we believe a woman intentionally set her own home on fire. The adult female has been taken into custody and charges are pending.  We are still working to determine why she may have done this. No one was injured. We have confirmed that one dog and one cat perished in the fire and investigators and fire crews are still working to account several other pets.

The home sustained significant damage, and Patterson Road is closed between Meander Dr. and 25 1/2 Rd. for the safety of the emergency crews working this fire and the investigation.

We will send out an update when we have more information.

All fire investigation questions will be directed to the Grand Junction Fire Marshal’s Office and all law enforcement questions regarding this fire will be directed to Kate Porras at the Grand Junction Police Department.

The information being disseminated for this incident will be identical from both the Grand Junction Fire and Police Departments due to the joint investigation currently in process.



0251 hrs: All lanes of Patterson Road are now open