625 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-549-5858 FAX: 970-549-5810
Structure Fire: 698 Round Hill Dr, Grand Junction, Co.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Shawn Montgomery, PIO
Today’s Date: 09/20/2015
Address: 698 Round Hill Dr.
Call Time: 2008 hrs
On Scene: 2015 hrs
Units from the Grand Junction Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire at 698 Round Hill Dr. around 2000 hrs. on 9/20/2105. First arriving units reported smoke coming from the eaves of the structure with minimal smoke inside the residence. The owner of the house informed fire crews that he heard unfamiliar noises inside the house and went outside to investigate. Once outside, the owner said that he could see smoke and fire coming from the eaves and immediately attempted to attack the fire with a garden house.
GJFD crews where able to gain access to the attic space and the eaves and knockdown the fire down using CAFS (Compressed Air Foam System). The fire area was focused around the chimney.
After further investigation it was determined that the source of the fire came from the chimney and spread through the attic space.
Safety Note: Make sure your chimney is clean and clear prior to lighting a fire. A chimney inspection will ensure that your chimney liners are intact and serviceable. This includes wood and pellet stovepipes as well.
No one was injured during this incident and the property was turned back over to the owner upon GJFD clearing the scene.