625 Ute Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: 970-549-5858 FAX: 970-549-5810
Structure Fire: 33113 Willow Bend Road, Whitewater, Co.
For Immediate Release
Contact: Derek Sjolund, PIO (Black Crew)
Today’s Date: 07/13/2016
Address: 33113 Willow Bend Drive.
Call Time:17:30 hrs
On Scene:17:45 hrs
Units from the Grand Junction Fire Department, and Lands End Fire were dispatched to a structure fire at 33113 Willow Bend Drive. around 17:30 hrs. on 07/13/2016. This was a mutual aid assignment to assist Lands End Fire. First arriving units reported a small, double wide modular home with a working fire. The homeowners were not home at the time. The neighbors where able to see the smoke coming from the home, and call 911.
GJFD, and Lands End crews worked together to quickly deploy a Condo lay with 2-1 3/4″ hose lines to the home. Crews were able to contain the fire to the structure of origin. Due to the properties location, and lack of fire hydrants, water was an issue. Lands Ends crews assisted with fire attack and water supply. GJFD crews included Truck-1, Engine-4, Battalion-1, and Tender-5. The home was a total loss. There were no injuries in the fire. Red Cross was contacted for the home owners.
The fire is currently under investigation by Lands End Fire.
Safety Note: Never hesitate to call 911 if you see a neighbors home on fire.
Make sure to always check smoke detectors and replace every 10 years. Change the batteries every 6 months.