Smoke In Valley From Out Of Control Burn

By: Jessica Zartler Email
By: Jessica Zartler Email

Winds push controlled burn beyond limits, onto property in Mack. Fire Crews with the Lower Valley fire department responded to out of control burn near the Country Jam Ranch this afternoon.

A worker was burning on the property when winds increased, and moved the fire into the backyard of a piece of land.

Marcus Shaw lives on the land that was burned, 1053 Highway 6&50, he says the uncertainty of the situation put him on edge. "I called my wife and couldn't get a hold of her. I have three kids and I didn't know if they were in the house or where they were at, or how bad the situation was. It was pretty scary."

Officials with Country Jam tell 11 News the controlled burn was on the north side of the property. There were no injuries as a result of the fire and crews didn't have an estimate on exactly how many acres burned.

Alternatives to Open Burning

1. Composting: Call 244-1834 or 263-9319 for more information.
2. Take Residential-Only Trash that is illegal to burn to the Mesa County Landfill.
3. Contact your regular garbage collection and disposal company for details on scheduling a special pick up.
4. Use the City of Grand Junction's Spring Clean Up Program.

For more information visit the City of Grand Junction's website using the link below.

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