GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KFQX) — Orchard Mesa neighbors watched in horror overnight as fire engulfed a neighboring home. The cause of the fire from early Wednesday (4/20) morning is currently under investigation.

Fire officials tell us the house in the 100 block of Sego Court, caught fire early around 1:30 am Thursday morning. Fortunately, no one was living in the house and there were no injuries.

By the time Grand Junction Firefighters reached the scene, they tell us the house was already fully engulfed. They say the house went up quickly and burned hot.

Although investigators are still looking into the cause, the wild brush next to the house only fueled the flames, “The fire behavior was very significant so we stayed on the exterior of the building, extinguished it, and prevented the fire from spreading to other structures,” Dirk Clingman, GJFD says.

Fireproofing your house isn’t just about checking smoke detectors, removing brush and other vegetation from the perimeter of your house, could make all the difference.