Lower Valley Mulberry Street Commercial Structure Fire

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Working Structure Fire

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At 01:27 on October 17th, 2022 Grand Junction Regional Communication Center (GJRCC) dispatched Lower Valley Fire District to a reported commercial structure fire at Pet Particulars, 242 S. Mulberry St. The 911 caller reported the whole building was on fire with smoke and flames showing and believed there were pets boarded up inside. One additional engine over the initial dispatch was requested from Grand Junction Fire Department with this being a reported working fire. Truck 31 arrived on scene to a working fire in a single-story commercial structure with flames showing from the Bravo side and established Mulberry Command in the offensive strategy. Truck 31 positioned for fire attack and stretched a line. Engine 32 arrived on scene and established the water supply, stretching across Hwy. 6 and Hwy. 50 and into the scene. Hwy. 6 and Hwy. 50 was shut down in both directions by Colorado State Patrol, Fruita Police Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office while LDH was stretched across the road Engine 5 arrived as the second-due engine and assisted with fire attack, stretching a second line to the Alpha side door. Crews encountered heavy smoke interior and made a push to locate the seat of the fire. A second engine over the first alarm was requested from Grand Junction to assist. Engine 3 arrived and was assigned Charlie division, dropping their own water supply from the intersection of S. Peach St. and Hwy. 50. Multiple canines and felines were removed from the structure and handed over to animal control and responsible parties after being treated on scene for smoke inhalation. A command staff notification was sent out to back-fill stations and notify the command staff of a working structure fire.

Initial Assignment:

Lower Valley: Truck 31, Ambulance 31 & Engine 32

Working Fire:

Lower Valley: Engine 31

Grand Junction: Engine 3 & Engine 5

Special Call: Chief 31, Chief 3 & Fire Investigator

Fruita Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado State Patrol & Mesa County Animal Services

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