The Grand Junction Fire Department responded at 18:49 this evening to reports of a fire at a single-family residence in the 2000 Block of North Ave.
Upon arriving at the scene one patient was immediately transported to the hospital for injuries and fire crews began working to extinguish the fire. Early on it was discovered that one dog was still inside the home. Crews were able to rescue the animal and extinguish the fire quickly.
The extent of the damage is unknown, and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Updates will be posted as they are available.
The Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the community that smoke detectors and emergency evacuation plans save lives. Replace the batteries in your detectors twice per year, and practice your emergency evacuation drill with your family and pets regularly.