GJFD Challenged by Dual Structure Fires

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At 16:49 Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to assist the Clifton Fire Department on a residential structure fire. Clifton already had apparatus assigned to two previous calls and required additional resources. The fire had started in a trailer home on the 400 block of Morning Dove Court before spreading to nearby homes. In total, four trailers were seriously damaged as well as a shed. A fifth trailer was also moderately damaged by the intense heat. One dog died as a result of the fire, two additional dogs were rescued. No humans were injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The American Red Cross responded to assist those displaced by the fire.  The Mesa County Sherriff’s Office responded to assist with traffic control and scene safety.

Clifton Fire Department responded with Engine 21, Rescue 21, Squad 21, Ambulance 21 and Chief 21.  The Grand Junction Fire Department assisted with Engine 1, 2, 4, 5, Ambulance 2, 7, and Battalion 1.

At 17:28 GJFD was dispatched to an additional structure fire on the 2900 block of White Avenue.  Engine 3 responded immediately and requested additional resources from the Palisade Fire Department and Lower Valley Fire Department. Engine 5 was later cleared from Morning Dove Court and responded as well. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. The American Red Cross responded to assist two adults displaced by the fire.  The Mesa County Sherriff’s Office and Colorado State Patrol responded to assist with traffic control and scene safety.

The Grand Junction Fire Department responded with Engine 3, 5, Ambulance 6, and Medic 1.  Palisade Fire Department responded with Engine 41, and Squad 41. The Lower Valley Fire Department responded with Engine 31.

The Grand Junction Fire Department would like to thank the Palisade Fire Department, and the Lower Valley Fire Department for their assistance.

The Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the community to work together to help keep neighborhoods safe. If you see a natural fire hazard in your neighborhood, work with your community to mitigate the hazard. A defensible space around your home, clear of vegetation allows fire crews to defend your property in the event of a fire. For more information on this incident contact the Community Outreach Office at GJFirePIO@gjcity.org.