At 01:13 this morning the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to an initial call describing a brush fire in the 2900 block of Parkway Drive. With a home only 25 feet away, the call was quickly reclassified as a structure fire. Upon arriving at the scene, two large trees and a fence were found engulfed in fire producing heavy smoke and threatening a home. Due to quick evacuations from residents and the efficient work of fire crews, no one was hurt in the incident and the home was not damaged.
A Battalion Chief, Medical Officer, one ambulance and five firefighting vehicles were dispatched to the fire. Within minutes of arrival crews extinguished the fire, saving the home. The Grand Junction Fire Department and Mesa County Sherriff’s Office are currently conducting a joint investigation of this incident to determine cause and origin of the fire.
If anyone has information regarding this incident contact the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 242-6707 or call Crime Stoppers at (970) 241-7867 (incident number 17-11894.) Information reported to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest can earn you up to $1,000 cash reward and you will remain completely anonymous.
The Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the community that when calling 9-1-1 it is helpful to try and gather as much information as possible including an exact location, approximate size of the incident, and if people or property are in immediate danger. For additional information on the GJFD response to this event please contact the Community Outreach Office of the Fire Department at (970) 549-5858 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.