Fire at Racquet Club Apartments

At 01:31 the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 2915 Orchard Avenue. Flames rolled up the exterior of the building from the ground floor to the third floor. Several residents were displaced by the fire, with four apartments left uninhabitable. The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, the Grand Junction Police Department, and Clifton Fire Department all responded to assist. School District 51 provided access to Bookcliff Middle School for use as a temporary shelter.  The Red Cross responded to assist residents displaced by the fire. There were no fire related injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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The Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the public that working smoke detectors save lives.

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.

 

GJFD Wildland Team Deployed to Sunshine Fire Near Boulder

At 0600 this morning a Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team arrived at the Sunshine Fire located just west of Boulder, CO. Equipped with GJFD Brush Engine Four, firefighters Michael Cox, Billy Reyez, Jacob Long, and Burt Dole will be joining 178 other firefighters in combating the 62-acre fire that started in the early hours of Sunday Morning. Thus far the Sunshine Fire has caused the evacuation of 426 homes, with no reported damage or injuries. At the time of this release the fire is reported to be 50% contained, with crews working and defending homes. The GJFD crew has been assigned to cut fire lines with a larger crew of 20 firefighters and help put out hot spots along the way.

The Grand Junction Fire Department Wildland Team is a local resource with national capabilities. When incidents in other parts of the country need our help, we are able to send a local team at no cost to our community. These deployments add experience and expertise to our department when we encounter wildland or urban-interface fires in our own back yard.

Dry windy conditions throughout Colorado have made for a busy early season for wildland fires. In the Grand Valley over the weekend, agencies responded to a total of 20 brush fires, most of which were caused by human activities. Controlled burning, illegal burning, sparking machinery, recreational shooting, and travel-related sparks from metal dragging on the road are just some of the causes of wildfires.

The Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind residents that fire danger remains high. If you are planning a burn, it is best to burn in the early morning when winds are calm. Always be ready to extinguish a fire in case it gets out of control.

For the latest information on the Sunshine fire visit http://www.boulderoem.com/emergency-status/.

For local weather including red flag warnings, visit www.weather.gov.

For questions about burn permits call (970)549-5800.

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.