At 8:30 a.m. the Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to an open burn that had grown out of control on the 500 block of 24 1/2 Road. Strong erratic winds pushed the fire to a slash pile which ignited trees growing along a canal on the West side of the property. Crews from GJFD were able to draft water from the canal to spray high volumes of water onto the slash pile from Engine 2’s deck gun. Crews are still on scene ensuring that the fire is completely extinguished and will not spread to nearby homes. The fire covered approximately 1 1/2 acres, there are no known injuries.
GJFD responded with Engine 2, Engine 5, Truck 3, Brush 4, Brush 5, and Battalion 1. Lower Valley Fire responded with Engine 31, Engine 32, and Water Tender 31.
For more information on this incident contact the Community Outreach Office at (970)549-5858 or by e-mail at GJFirePIO@gjcity.org