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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Electrical and heating safety stressed for homeowners

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The Grand Junction Fire Department and Grand Valley Power are partnering up to warn homeowners and renters of the importance of home electronics safety as heating and electrical fires are more common now than at any other point in the year.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

GJFD responds to early morning fire

GJFD Fire Truck at Night

Early Wednesday morning, the Grand Junction Fire Department (GJFD) responded to reports of a fire on the 600 block of West Colorado Avenue. Crews arrived just after 3, and upon arrival found fire engulfing a garage and spreading...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

GJFD taking advantage of the cold by practicing ice rescues

Hands pulling in rope for ice rescue

Grand Junction Fire Department firefighters were out at the Butterfly Pond at Las Colonias Park on Monday training for river rescues in frozen water.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department Receives Handcrafted Wooden US Flag from LL Flooring

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The Grand Junction Fire Department received a well-deserved holiday gift from national flooring retailer Lumber Liquidators as a special thank-you for the department’s dedicated work to keep the community safe during the challenges of 2020.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Grand Junction Fire Department training for river rescue scenarios

boat on frozen pond

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The Grand Junction Fire Department is ready to rescue. Crew members are training this month for river rescues, which are most common in January.

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Local briefs: Early Morning Fire Engulfs Garage

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An early Wednesday morning fire tore through a garage and spread to another building before firefighters contained the blaze...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Pathways Village Flood

Pathways Village Flood

A flooding occurred at Pathways Village off of 29 Road in Grand Junction around 4 P.M. on Sunday. The flooding started on the second floor and eventually moved to the first floor. Residents were evacuated from the building, according to our crew there...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Podcast: Going Green with GJFD and Two Rivers Wildfire Coalition

KAFM Going Green

This month on Going Green on KAFM community radio we welcome back Ellis Thompson-Ellis with the GJFD and Two Rivers Wildfire Coalition. Tune in for updates about the council and tips for what to do DURING a fire...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Two abandoned trailer homes caught fire

Fire and smoke at night, silhouetted trees

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) -Two abandoned trailer homes caught on fire around 9 PM Saturday night. This happened at 30 Road and G Road in Grand Junction .The Grand Junction Fire Department responded. No one was injured.

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Posted on: December 12, 2020

GJFD Responds to Garage Fire

GJFD Fire Fighters

At 8:12 PM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of an unattached garage on fire with flames spreading to a nearby home on the 2500 block of D Road. The 9-1-1 caller alerted the residents to the fire. The family was able to evacuate without ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

GJFD Responds to Home Fire

GJFD fire engine in front of home

At 6:44 AM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a roof on fire at a home on the 2300 block of Broadway. Residents of the home called the fire in and were able to safely evacuate two people and three dogs by the time crews arrived. Once o...

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Posted on: December 9, 2020

GJFD Extinguishes Fire at Abandoned Home

Home on fire, firefighters in background

Last night at 9:06 PM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a home on fire on the 2800 block of C ½ Rd. A neighbor called the fire in, reporting that a seemingly abandoned home down the road was on fire. When crews arrived on s...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

GJFD Responds to Trailer Fire on Orchard Ave

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At 3:53 AM Sunday morning Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on the 2900 block of Orchard Avenue. The reporting party stated that a room of the trailer home was on fire. All occupants were able to evacuate. When Engin...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

GJFD Responds to House Fire on Sandia Dr

911 cell phone

At 7:19 AM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire on the 400 block of Sandia Drive. The reporting party stated that an interior room of the home was on fire. All occupants were able to evacuate. When Engine 5 arrived at 7...

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Posted on: November 20, 2020

GJFD Station 6 Online Open House

station 6 online tour

On Monday November 9th the newly constructed Grand Junction Fire Department Station 6 began responding to calls. The station is the first of three new fire stations to be built and funded by the voter-approved First Responder Tax that went into effect in ...

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Posted on: November 3, 2020

Mid-Morning House Fire Displaces Family

mid-morning house fire

At 10:09 AM The Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a residential structure fire in the 500 block of Centennial Road.  Initial dispatch reported a single-family home on fire. Upon arrival, units found a heavily involved mobile ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2020

Two GJFD Personnel Test Positive for COVID-19

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Grand Junction Fire Department has learned that two first responders have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19.) The first responders quickly identified their symptoms and are self-quarantining and not on duty.  All GJFD personnel ...

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Posted on: November 1, 2020

GJFD Responds to Fire at Storage Facility

Fire at Storage Facility

At 8:16 PM the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire in a commercial storage facility on the 1000 block of Pitkin Avenue. Initial reports indicated that heavy smoke and flames were coming from a unit at the business and h...

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