Grand Junction Apartment Fire
Shortly before 20:00 hours on November 17th, 2020 Grand Junction Fire Department was dispatched on a reported multi-family residential structure fire at 246 Belford Ave. at the Pinyon Pines Apartments. Callers reported a glow in the windows of an apartment, the smell of smoke, and smoke coming from the involved apartment. Battalion 1 arrived in the area sizing up a two-story, multi-family structure with nothing showing from two sides, investigating with Battalion 1 as Belford Command. Truck 1 was immediately assigned to investigate further, positioning on Belford in front of the structure, reporting a light haze in the area. Engine 3 was assigned to the north side of the apartment complex to assist in investigation. Engine 5 staged at 2nd & Belford for the hydrant, Truck 6 staged at 3rd & Belford for an additional hydrant. Ambulance 3 staged on 2nd St. north of Belford while Ambulance 1 staged behind Engine 5. Upon further investigation, Truck 1 and Engine 3 located the involved apartment, reporting they had signs of fire in the apartment. The fire was found to be self-extinguished prior to FD arrival. Engine 3 pulled an 1 3/4 line for fire attack and overhaul. Engine 5 was brought on deck to search for extension. No one was home at the time of the fire; however, one cat was found in need of medical assistance. The cause of the fire is under investigation, and the American Red Cross was called to assist displaced persons.
Units on Scene: Battalion 1, Truck 1, Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 6, Ambulance 1 & Ambulance 3