GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — A fire in the 500 block of Centennial Road leaves a family without a home. That’s according to the Grand Junction Fire Department, who immediately responded to the fire this morning. The fire department says three people were in the mobile home, and they all evacuated safely. However, the GJFD anticipates that the family will be displaced, so GJFD has called Victim Advocates and the Red Cross to assist the family.
An official also says neither the family nor neighbors were injured during this incident, but there was an ambulance near by just in case.
Firefighters rescued several dogs from the house, but unfortunately, the fire department says one dog is injured, and a few dogs, as well as other pets, are deceased. Animal control was on the scene helping the injured animals. Firefighters also found three cats inside the home. They say the cats were found in a room with a door shut. Fire authorities say the closed door save the cats’ lives because smoke nor heat could enter the room.
The video shows there was still smoke rising, but firefighters say there was no active flames at that time, and firefighters are now inside the mobile home with thermal cameras to see if there is any residual heat.
At about 11 AM, GJFD says the fire was under control and extinguished.
GJFD says the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
KREX will provide more information regarding the fire as it is made available.