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Posted on: December 9, 2023

GJPD and GJFD Seeking Community Assistance in Fire and Vandalism Incident

Photo: GJPD Civilian Investigator Meghan DeHaan and GJFD Fire Investigator Allison Friesen on scene

The Grand Junction Fire Department and Grand Junction Police Department responded to a structure fire located on the 1000 block of Grand Avenue on 12/08/23 at approximately 9:50 p.m. The structure was a multi-unit apartment complex under construction and unoccupied. A red glow was visible to fire personnel upon arrival and fire crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire. The structure had obvious signs of vandalism and extensive property damage. There were no known injuries as a result of this fire.

The Grand Junction Police Department and Grand Junction Fire Department are actively investigating this incident and are seeking anyone with information or video in the surrounding areas between 9:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. on 12/08/23, to contact non-emergency dispatch at 970-242-6707. Community members may also call Mesa County Crime Stoppers at 970-241-STOP, if they wish to remain anonymous. Please reference case number 23-59675.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation and there is no further information available at this time.

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