At 2:33 AM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a home fire on the 1700 block of Escalante Street. Homeowners called the fire in and reported that they had safely evacuated. When crews arrived on scene they found a fire on the exterior of the home, that was threatening to spread into the attic of the home. Crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire. They found that it had spread to a small portion of the attic space and removed portions of the ceiling and the outside of the home to ensure it was fully extinguished.
The house sustained moderate damage, displacing two adults and two dogs. There are no reported injuries from the fire.
Grand Junction Fire Department responded with Truck 1, Engine 2, Truck 3, Engine 4, Ambulance 1, and a Battalion Chief. The Grand Junction Police Department also responded to assist with scene safety and traffic control. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
For more information on this incident contact the Community Outreach Office at (970)549-5858 or by e-mail at GJFirePIO@gjcity.org.