Access hinders crews as empty house burns

Grand Junction firefighters battle a blaze that destroyed an abandoned house at 2473 G Road early this morning. The fire began around midnight, and was difficult to extinguish due to limited access across a deep ditch along G Road.



A fire destroyed an abandoned house near 24 3/4 and G roads early morning Saturday.

Firefighters were dispatched at 12:01 a.m. to 2473 G Road, where they found “an unmaintained, vacant house, fully involved in fire,” the Grand Junction Fire Department said in a news release.

Access to the house was limited because of a deep drainage canal between G Road and the house, and there was no maintained access point to the property, the Fire Department said.

Also, the building was in “such poor condition and so involved in fire, the crews could not get close enough to safely fight the fire.”

The fire generated a large amount of flying embers, so firefighters patrolled a nearby subdivision to make sure the fire didn’t spread to homes there. Firefighters extinguished the fire at 3 a.m.

The Fire Department said it is investigating the cause of the fire and had not determined the cost of damage to the house.


COMMENTS

Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


TOP JOBS
  • Hygienist

    Dental needed for permanentPart-Time position.3 days/week.

  • Planning Technician

    PLANNINGTECHNICIANThe City of Fruita is accepting applications fo...

  • Ski Event Staff

    2015 Vail • Bever Creek FIS Alpine World Ski Championships

  • Government

    EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES Criminal Justice Services Criminal Justic...

  • Healthcare Opportunities

    Mind Springs, Inc. is a growing not for profit company.We are adding new ...

  • Therapist

    Solutions WellnessCenter, a newly established innovative behavioral h...

Search More Jobs





THE DAILY SENTINEL
734 S. Seventh St.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-242-5050
Editions
Subscribe to print edition
E-edition
Advertisers
Sign in to your account
Information

© 2015 Grand Junction Media, Inc.
By using this site you agree to the Visitor Agreement and the Privacy Policy