At 10:57 AM the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a residential apartment fire on the 400 block of North 6th Street. A Resident on the 2nd floor of the structure smelled smoke and was then followed by a smoke alarm going off on the 1st floor. The resident was able to evacuate and call 9-1-1. Officers from the Grand Junction Police Department arrived and reported heat coming from an exterior door of the structure. GJFD arrived by 11:03 AM and were able to enter the building to put out the fire. Fire damage was restricted to the ground floor apartment. The adjoining apartments suffered smoke damage. There are no known injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
GJFD responded with Truck 1, Engine 3, Engine 4, Engine 5, Ambulance 7, and Battalion 1. The Grand Junction Police Department also responded and assisted with traffic control; temporarily shutting down 6th Street where fire hoses extended across the roadway to the nearest hydrant. The American Red Cross responded to assist those displaced by the fire.
For more information on this incident contact the Community Outreach Office at (970)549-5858 or by e-mail at GJFirePIO@gjcity.org.