At 0559 this morning the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire in the 2300 block of Rattlesnake Ct. Neighbors saw smoke coming from the benches and sides of a covered porch. They called 911, alerted the two adult residents of the home, and used a garden hose to spray water on the fire. When crews arrived on scene they found the walls of the porch on fire with fire spreading toward the attic. All residents had evacuated safely. Firefighters were able to make a quick stop and prevent fire from spreading to the attic of the home. No one was hurt.
GJFD responded with two trucks, two engines, an ambulance, a medical officer, and a Batallion Chief. GJPD helped with scene security and traffic control. The residents were not displaced from their home. Damage was limited to the exterior of the home. The cause of the fire is unknown.
Next Wednesday morning GJFD will be holding a neighborhood event in the Ridges. Residents are encouraged to meet their local crews and learn about fire safety in their neighborhood. The event will be held at Pine Ridge Park on June 20th from 9:00-10:30.
For more information on this incident contact the Community Outreach Office at (970)697-8587 or by e-mail at GJfirePIO@gjcity.org.