Brushfire fueled by High Winds Runs Wild

The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a large brushfire in the area of 28 Road and C 3/4 Road. Dry conditions and high winds spread the fire quickly over approximately 5 acres. One residential structure, an R.V., and two sheds burned in the fire. Residents in the area were checked due to exposure to smoke but we’re not transported to the hospital. There were no other injuries. A family of 8 were displaced from their home.

The GJFD, GJFD Wildland Team, Clifton Fire Department, Bureau of Land Management, Mesa County Wildland Fire Team all responded to contain the fire. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and Grand Junction Police Department responded to control access to the fire and aid with the evacuation. The American Red Cross and members of the Sheriff’s Office Victim’s Advocates Team responded to assist those displaced by the fire.

The GJFD responded with all available fire apparatus to combat the blaze.

The Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the community that dangerous fire conditions exist, and can cause fire to spread rapidly.  In these conditions avoid working with machinery outdoors, discarding cigarette butts outside of designated containers, or driving with unsecured chains. During Red Flag Warnings all burning is prohibited. For more information on this incident contact the Community Outreach office at gjfirepio@gjcity.org.