Structure Fire 2260 N 13th Street; Doubletree Apartments

625 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

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

Press Release

Structure Fire: 2260 N 13th Street, Grand Junction, Co.

For Immediate Release

Contact: Derek Sjolund, PIO (Black Crew)

Today’s Date: 12/27/2015

Address: 2260 N 13th Street.

Call Time: 01:39  hrs

On Scene: 01:45  hrs

Units from the Grand Junction Fire Department were dispatched to a commercial structure fire at 2260 N 13th Street. around 01:39 hrs. on 12/27/2105. First arriving units reported A working fire on the apartment complex with approximately 3 apartments involved.  GJFD units quickly deployed several hand lines to extinguish the fire.  GJFD and GJPD units worked together to evacuate all tenants in the surrounding apartment complexes.  GJFD sent out a command page, that calls for all other additional chief officers to respond to the structure fire.

GJFD crews where able to gain access to the involved structure’s and knockdown the fire using CAFS (Compressed Air Foam System) and water.  The main fire area was focused around the first floor apartment.  A total of three apartments were involved in the fire, and several other apartments have smoke damage.  Red cross was contacted to assist the families that are without a home tonight.  Excel energy and City water were also called to the scene to assist with the utilities.

GJFD fire investigators are on scene.  The Fire is still under investigation.

No one was injured during this incident and GJFD units will remain on scene.