GJFD Evacuates Redlands Residents South of Monument and D roads

Rosevale Fire Recap – 

The Rosevale Fire was 100 percent contained at 11:47 p.m.  Bookcliff Baptist Church, 2702 Patterson Road in Grand Junction, will remain open as an overnight shelter. 

The first call for the Rosevale Fire came in at 7:27 p.m. on April 2. More than 45 calls came in during the first 10 minutes, more than 60 units were dispatched until the fire was contained and a total of 363 homes were evacuated. Responding agencies included Grand Junction Fire Department, Clifton Fire Department, Lower Valley Fire District, Palisade Fire Department, East Orchard Mesa Fire Department, Central Orchard Mesa Fire Department, Lands End Fire Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Mesa County Wildland Fire Team, Grand Junction Police Department, Bureau of Land Management, Delta Fire Department, American Red Cross, Victim’s Advocate Programs from both the City and the County, Mesa County Animal Services, Mesa County Public Health, Xcel Energy, and Incident Dispatch Team.

Due to increased smoke activity, Mesa County Public Health officials advise residents to close their doors and windows, to prevent smoke entering their homes. Those in sensitive groups, such as individuals with asthma or other pre-existing respiratory conditions, should contact their health care provider should they have difficulty breathing.

More information to follow tomorrow.

 

11:48 p.m. UPDATE

As of 11:47 p.m. the #RosevaleFire is 100% Contained. Evacuation Orders are still in effect. Evacuated residents will not be able to go home tonight.

We will not get a full damage assessment of the fire until tomorrow at the earliest. Law enforcement and fire service personnel will remain on scene throughout the night because winds are expected to gust 20-25 mph. Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

11:16 p.m. UPDATE

We’ve established Rosevale Fire information lines.

Those numbers include:

970-549-5480,

970-549-5481,

970-549-5482,

970-549-5483

Residents are still advised to evacuate if they reside in the evacuation zone.

10:57 p.m. UPDATE

Mesa County Animal Services, 971 Coffman Road in Whitewater, is taking small animals for the night, so that evacuated residents can make arrangements for themselves and their families. Officials are working on to establish overnight shelters for residents displaced by evacuation. Information will be distributed here and at Dual Immersion Academy, 552 W. Main St. in Grand Junction, when available.

Residents are still advised to evacuate immediately if they live south of Monument and D roads to Little Park Road and Little Park Court.

Due to increased smoke activity, Mesa County Public Health officials advise residents to close their doors and windows, to prevent smoke entering their homes. Those in sensitive groups, such as individuals with asthma or other pre-existing respiratory conditions, should contact their health care provider should they have difficulty breathing.

 

10:22 p.m. UPDATE

Power is being cut to the entire evacuation area to reduce further damage due to fires caused by downed power lines. Residents in the evacuation area are still advised to leave their homes immediately.

 

9:58 p.m. UPDATE – 

The evacuation zone has extended south, to Little Park Road and Little Park Court. If your home is south of Monument and D roads to Little Park Road and Little Park Court, you need to evacuate your home IMMEDIATELY.

A Red Cross and School District  have opened an evacuation center for displaced residents has opened at Dual Immersion Academy, 552 West Main St. in Grand Junction. Residents are advised to evacuate to this location. Buses are being routed to the Safeway at 2512 Broadway for residents who need transportation to the evacuation center.

 

 

9:19 p.m.

Grand Junction Fire Department is evacuating Redlands residents who live south of Monument and D roads to Rosevale Road due to rapidly spreading brush fire.

Residents residing within that area should evacuate to the Safeway, 2512 Broadway, immediately.

Officials are working to open a shelter at a local school, at this time. The shelter point will be announced at the Safeway at 2512 Broadway. Approximately 300 homes are in the evacuation area. Multiple homes and power lines are involved in this incident.

Due to increased smoke activity, Mesa County Public Health officials advise residents to close their doors and windows, to prevent smoke entering their homes. Those in sensitive groups, such as individuals with asthma or other pre-existing respiratory conditions, should contact their health care provider should they have difficulty breathing.