GJFD Responds to Apartment Fire

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At 21:16 the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a structure fire in an apartment complex on the 600 block of Walnut Avenue.  The call came in from a resident reporting a fire in their bedroom. Damage from the fire displaced numerous residents from the building. No one was injured.

Four engine companies, one truck company, two ambulance crews, a Battalion Chief, and a Medical Officer responded to the fire. The Red Cross responded to assist sheltering those impacted by the fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

The Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the community to have working smoke detectors in your home and practice a home evacuation drill regularly with your family. For more information on this incident contact the GJFD Community Outreach Office at 970-549-5858 or by e-mail at gjfirepio@gjcity.org.

Brush Truck Acts as Engine Extinguishing Structure Fire on 27 1/2 Road

040817 012.jpgAt 21:46 the Grand Junction Fire department was dispatched to a suspected brush fire in the area of C 1/2 Road and 27 1/2 Road.  Brush 4 was dispatched and en route before new information from dispatch indicated a structure was involved.  The brush truck continued to the scene of the fire and was utilized along with four other fire apparatus that responded to the call.  The commercial structure suffered damage to a wall and portions of the roof.  The building was empty at the time of the fire, and there were no injuries.  The cause of the fire is under investigation; the total cost of damages is unknown.  

Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the public that high winds and dry conditions exist in Mesa County allowing fire to spread rapidly.

 

Structure Fire on North Avenue

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At 19:34 the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at Xain Wei located at 1530 North Avenue. The fire was reported by employees of a nearby business.  The fire was limited to a glass enclosure surrounding an entrance on the northwest corner of the business. The fire was quickly extinguished. Crews checked the business for signs of fire and found the building unoccupied; there were no injuries.  Cause of the fire is under investigation, and total cost of damages is unknown.

Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the public that high winds and dry conditions exist in Mesa County allowing fire to spread rapidly.

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GJFD Responds to Structure Fire on Bonito Ave

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At 12:57 the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the 1200 block of Bonito Avenue. The fire was caused by a neighbor using a grinder on a metal car part. Sparks from the grinder ignited vegetation which spread to a wooden fence then to the structure. The home was unoccupied at the time of the fire, there were no injuries.  Total cost of damages is unknown.

Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the public that high winds and dry conditions exist in Mesa County allowing fire to spread rapidly. Use caution when using tools that produce flame, sparks, or high temperatures.

 

GJFD Responds to Brush Fire along HWY 6 and 50

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At 14:42 Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a brush fire on the south side of HWY 6 and 50 in the area of 23 Road.  The fire, which covered approximately  1/4 acre,was quickly extinguished and was contained to dry weeds along the roadside.  The Grand Junction Fire Department responded with a ladder truck, two engines, and a brush truck.

The Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the public that dry brush and windy conditions can quickly turn a recreational fire into a brush fire.  Be aware of weather conditions and keep a method of extinguishment nearby.

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GJFD Responds to Report of Smoke at GJHS

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At 07:39 the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a report of smoke and heat in the math building at Grand Junction High School. Responders located a small fire in a bathroom which was quickly extinguished. There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.  Regularly scheduled classes will continue throughout the day.

Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the public that smoke detectors and emergency evacuation plans save lives. Change your batteries twice a year and practice your emergency exit plan with your family on a regular basis.

 

GJFD Responds to Structure Fire on 30 3/4 Rd

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At 15:34 the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a structure fire on the 140 block of 30 3/4 Road. The structure was unoccupied at the time of the fire which was called in by a neighbor.  There were no injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.  Total cost of damages is unknown.

Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the public that smoke detectors and emergency evacuation plans save lives. Change your batteries twice a year and practice your emergency exit plan with your family on a regular basis.