On December 8th, 2022, at 1:26 AM Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a medical alarm activation on the 2900 block of Debra Street. When crews arrived on scene they found a single-family home with heavy fire activity and bystanders reporting a person inside. Crews began attacking the fire and searching the interior of the home. Firefighters were able to locate a person inside who was confirmed to be deceased. Crews were able to rescue a dog which was turned over to family members on scene. The origin and cause of the fire are under investigation.
Grand Junction Police Department also responded to assist with traffic control, scene safety, and will also be assisting with the investigation. A GJPD Victim Advocate responded to provide support for the family. The Mesa County Coroner’s Office will be responsible for releasing the identity of the deceased.
For more information on this incident contact the Community Outreach Office at 970-549-5800 or by email at GJFirePIO@gjcity.org.