Gusts fuel fire that threatens mobile homes, burns junkyard building

Grand Junction firefighters battle a blaze in an abandoned building belonging to Bill’s Body shop beside the Fifth Street viaduct. The wind-driven fire started on an island in the Colorado River, jumped the river channel, and consumed the building.



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Grand Junction firefighters battle a blaze in an abandoned building belonging to Bill’s Body shop beside the Fifth Street viaduct. The wind-driven fire started on an island in the Colorado River, jumped the river channel, and consumed the building.

Winds that roared through the Grand Valley with gusts of up to 60 mph fanned flames that reached up about 80 feet high at times Sunday night, scorching a 15-acre swath of an island in the…




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