No injuries reported at group home after fire breaks out

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Tense moments at a group home Monday afternoon as a fire breaks out.

Grand Junction Fire Department crews responded to the STRIVE group home on Elm St. around 4:45 p.m. on reports of a grease fire in the kitchen.

Firefighters were able to quickly knock the blaze down, and say everyone evacuated before they arrived. Officials are praising the previous fire drills as well as fire alarms and sprinkler systems in place at the home, saying injuries and more damage were avoided as a result.

Five residents and three staff members were present in the home at the time of the fire. Damage to the home and contents is estimated to be about $8,000.

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