At 1533 the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of several fires along I-70 westbound. When crews arrived on scene at 1542 they found several small fires between 25 1/2 Rd and 24 1/2 Rd. The fires were most likely caused by sparks from a vehicle or trailer.
GJFD responded with a Battalion Chief, one engine, one truck, one brush truck, and a water tender. Multiple GJPD officers assisted with traffic control, shutting down one lane of westbound I-70 to allow crews to fight the blaze safely. By 1613 the fire was out and crews were monitoring the area for hot spots, burning a total of approximately two acres.
Any incident along the interstate poses a safety risk to both the community and first responders. During this incident several vehicles ran off the road to avoid collisions with other cars. No one was hurt.
For more information about this incident contact the Community Outreach Office at (970)549-5858, or by e-mail at GJfirePIO@gjcity.org.