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Posted on: June 23, 2021

UPDATE: Highway 139 remains closed due to Oil Springs Fire, evacuations ordered

Oil Springs Fire

According to CDOT, Highway 139 is closed in both directions at Douglass Pass due to the Oil Springs Fire. According to the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s Office, the fire is burning 20 miles south of Rangely.

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

Water safety tips

Water Safety

With these triple digit temperatures, more and more people are recreating in the water. But it’s important to make sure you’re doing so safely.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Heat wave hits the Western Slope, 106° temperatures expected Tuesday and Wednesday

high heat expected

Monday was the Grand Valley’s hottest day so far in 2021, with temperatures reaching 102°F in Grand Junction. Health experts say the next few days will pose an even greater risk for heat-related illnesses, along with increased wildfire risk.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

GJFD responds to overnight fire at cabinet shop

Cabinet Fire

Overnight on Monday, crews with the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a fire at a cabinet shop in the 500 block of 25 Road. The department says that around 11:15 p.m.

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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

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

Local briefs: Early Morning Fire Engulfs Garage

GJFD logo

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

Electrical and heating safety stressed for homeowners

Map of home ages

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

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

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: January 21, 2021

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

three firefighters holding wooden flag

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

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 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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