Controlled Burn Threatens Nearby Structures
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. On Sunday morning a controlled burn got out of hand, spreading through a field and threatening nearby structures. It happened on I Road at around 10:30.
Seventeen personnel from the Grand Junction Fire Department responded plus additional aid from law enforcement agencies.
The blaze threatened two houses nearby, but quick response from firefighters prevented them from being harmed.
Officials say around two acres were burned and a significant amount of fencing was damaged.
Mike Page, public information officer for the Grand Junction Fire Department, said, "Generally speaking with this kind of wind this early in the morning we see the wind pick up in the afternoon. So our advice is, if you have any wind at all, wait till another day."
Officials say before starting your burn to make sure you have proper equipment, personnel and to check the weather.
The fire is still being investigated and no charges have been filed at this time.