Motor Vehicle Crash Ignites Power Poles

At 0814 Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a motor vehicle crash west of the intersection of 30 Road and D Road on D Road. A single vehicle was eastbound on D Road before going off the South side of the road, and collided with power poles before igniting. GJFD established a defensive position protecting homes in the area while the poles and vehicle continued to burn. After verification that the poles were no longer charged a fire crew from Engine 4 approached and doused the flames. The driver was transported by ambulance with unknown injuries.

GJFD responded with Engine 4, Ambulance 2, Medic 1, and Battalion 1. The investigation into the crash is ongoing and will be conducted by the Grand Junction Police Department. For more information on this event, contact the Community Outreach Office at, or by phone at (970)549-5858.