Two Colorado Firefighters Hurt at Suspicious Fire


Firefighters called to a house fire in Grand Junction had a bigger problem on their hands, trying to keep the fire from spreading to a nearby commercial building.

When firefighters arrived at the complex on 1560 North Ave. at 1:35 a.m. Monday, they found the fire was actually burning between the house and the businesses.

Officials said it took 24 minutes to put the fire out.

The house has fire and heat damage on an exterior wall and the kitchen area, officials said.

The commercial building had three businesses, Pete’s House of Spirits, Blue Mesa Alternatives and Marley’s Emporium.

Fire officials said Blue Mesa Alternatives received the heaviest damage with fire and heat damage to the back of the business and smoke damage throughout. The other businesses have minor smoke damage.

Two firefighters were injured fighting the fire. One was treated on the scene, the other was taken to a nearby hospital.

Officials said the fire is believed to have started between the home and businesses and is under investigation.

Three people lived in the home, but they were not hurt.

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