At 12:47 the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to the report of a fire that had grown out of control on the 2100 block of Broadway. The property owner indicated that his water truck with a 400-gallon tank had become stuck in mud along the ditch that he was burning and the fire spread out of control while he was trying to free it. GJFD crews worked to quickly contain the fire and prevent it from spreading to nearby properties or to dense brush and trees that bordered the west side of the property. There were no injuries; no structures were damaged.
GJFD responded with Brush 5, Engine 3, and a Battalion Chief. The Bureau of Land Management also sent a Brush Truck to assist. Remember, all open burning within the City limits must be permitted by the Grand Junction Fire Department. Burning must be limited to one hour after sunrise and must be completed one hour before sunset. Burning must be restricted to vegetative material only. All vegetative material must have originated from the property for which the permit was issued. Burning of leaves (exceeding three cubic feet) is prohibited. Burning of fields is limited to ten acres or less per day. Adequate extinguishing source must be available for immediate use and be of adequate type and size for the space you are burning. Open burning must be constantly attended. Burning is prohibited during times of sustained winds, no burn days, and Red Flag Warnings.
For more information on this event, contact the Community Outreach Office at GJFirePIO@gjcity.org, or by phone at (970)549-5858.