At 21:16 the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a structure fire in an apartment complex on the 600 block of Walnut Avenue. The call came in from a resident reporting a fire in their bedroom. Damage from the fire displaced numerous residents from the building. No one was injured.
Four engine companies, one truck company, two ambulance crews, a Battalion Chief, and a Medical Officer responded to the fire. The Red Cross responded to assist sheltering those impacted by the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
The Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the community to have working smoke detectors in your home and practice a home evacuation drill regularly with your family. For more information on this incident contact the GJFD Community Outreach Office at 970-549-5858 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.