At 6:04 PM the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a residential structure fire on the 2100 block of Teton Road. Initial dispatch report indicated that flames and black smoke was coming from the residence. The occupants were able to self-evacuate before crews arrived. GJFD crews made a defensive attack ensuring that the blaze would not spread to nearby homes. Initially a down power line prevented crews from accessing the south side of the structure. GJFD crews quickly extinguished flames on the exterior and entered the home dousing flames spreading throughout the structure and into the attic. The home suffered significant damage due to the fire. Two adults at home during the fire were able to evacuate along with four dogs and one cat. One GJFD firefighter was evaluated for possible heat exhaustion. There were no other injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
GJFD responded with Truck 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 5, Ambulance 3, Battalion 1, and Chief 3, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office assisted with traffic control and scene safety.
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.