At 9:47 PM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of fire outside a house that was spreading to the roof of the home in the the 2900 block of Hall Avenue. When crews arrived on scene they found that three adults and a dog had been woken up and evacuated by neighbors and a Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Deputy. Crews saw a fire on the porch of the home that was quickly spreading to the sides, attic, and roof. Crews quickly controlled the fire, and stopped the spread further into the home. The house sustained significant damage, displacing the residents. Quick activation of 911 by neighbors played a critical role in safely evacuating the individuals at the house.
GJFD responded with Truck 1, Engine 2, Truck 3, Engine 4, Ambulance 2, Ambulance 6, and a Battalion Chief. Mesa County Sheriff’s office assisted with the initial evacuation and traffic control. The fire is under investigation but does not appear to be suspicious in nature. Station 2 arrived first on scene at both house fires, resulting in over 2000 feet of fire hose that was used and cleaned by the crew.
For more information on this incident contact the Community Outreach Office at (970)549-5858 or by e-mail at GJFirePIO@gjcity.org. Let’s be careful out there.