At 10:25 AM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire on the 500 block of Darby Drive. When crews arrived on scene they found heavy smoke with active fire on two neighboring homes. Everyone had safely evacuated and GJFD crews were able to quickly perform an interior search and attack the fire from inside and outside the homes. One firefighter sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The fire appears to have originated in an exterior shed and spread to the homes. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Grand Junction Fire Department responded with Truck 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 4, Engine 5, Engine 6, Ambulance 1, an Administrative Chief, and a Battalion Chief. GJPD responded and assisted with scene safety and traffic control. The American Red Cross responded to assist three adults 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.