GJFD responds to early morning house fire on Hill Avenue


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo- At 7:31 a.m. Wednesday morning, Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a home fire on the 1100 block of Hill Avenue. When crews arrived, they found the home engulfed in flames and one person with minor injuries that was medically evaluated.

As other fire crews arrived, firefighters were able to enter the home to search for other occupants and begin fighting the fire from the inside. No other injuries were reported, and the home sustained significant damage. 

“We had an engine crew nearby on a medical call and they were able to get here pretty quickly and get water on the fire,” Ellis Thompson-Ellis informs, “However, there were only two people on that engine so we had to wait and crews were able to put out the blaze for those extensive damage to the home.”

12th Street was closed during fire suppression while Xcel Energy responded to assist with shutting off power and gas to the home.

GJFD responded with two trucks, three engines, three ambulances, an investigator, and a battalion chief. American Red Cross will be assisting the single resident that is displaced from the home.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

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