Update: Redlands Brush Fire Controlled

By: Kieran Wilson Email
By: Kieran Wilson Email

Firefighters have a brush fire in the Redlands under control, but will keep crews out through the night to watch for hot spots.

It took Four Grand Junction Fire Units, two from the BLM and Mesa County Sheriff's Office more than five hours to control the five acres blaze. Firefighters say the fire, just south of the Colorado river near the 340 bridge, was hard to access. Only one brush truck was able to provide one line of water to the fire, the Sheriff's Office quickly launched a boat in the river and set up a floating pump next to GJFD's, which provided four more lines.

The fire started around 4:30 Wednesday afternoon and was controlled around 9:30 that night. No one was injured and no structures were threatened.

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  • by GJ Resident Location: Redlands on Jun 19, 2008 at 07:06 AM
    The brush and tammarisk along the river needs to either be cleared out or burned. The city and county are doing nothing to root out the homeless folks that live in the brush along the river adjacent to and beneath the Broadway Bridge. Of course, with the price of housing in the valley and the low hourly wages and salaries, I might join the homeless that live "down by the river".
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