Grand Junction Structure Fire
At 11:27 on October 9th, 2018 Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 812 24 Road, for reports of smoke coming from the roof of a house. The nearest hydrant was reported at NE Corner of 24 and H Road and all units were moved to TAC 1 for operations. Update indicated smoke coming out of the top of the house, no flames seen, and unknown occupancy. Ambulance 3 was first on scene, sizing up a single family, 2 story residence with an active fire. A command staff notification and response was requested by BT1 for a working fire. Truck 3 arrived at the hydrant and laid in a 5” Supply Line to the scene. Second due engine arrived and completed supply line to Truck 3. 360 revealed a Single Story structure with a working fire. Fire attack revealed heavy smoke and fire from the attic and fire through the roof on the Charlie side. Due to deteriorating conditions and roof collapse Battalion 1 declared a defensive attack. At 12:14 Battalion 1 requested a mutual aid engine to the scene for additional manpower. The American Red Cross and Victim Advocates were called in to assist the residents displaced. A third-in ambulance was requested to the scene for Medical Rehab to evaluate crews while Ambulance 2 was committed. One firefighter sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for evaluation where he was treated and released.
1st Alarm: Battalion 1, Medic 1, Truck 1, Truck 3, Engine 5, Ambulance 3, Engine 2 & Ambulance 2
Working Fire: Chief 1, PIO 1 & IDT
Mutual Aid: Lower Valley Fire District: Engine 31
Medical Rehab Group: Ambulance 1
Investigation: Ambulance 2 & Investigator 3
Assist: Mesa County Sheriff: 2522, 2553, Civil 1, Victor 32 and Xcel Energy