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Fire burns house, other buildings near Whitman Park in Grand Junction

Whitman Park evacuated as blaze damages or destroys five structures

Erin McIntyre, The Daily Sentinel

Grand Junction fire crews work to contain a fire on the 300 block of Fourth Street that as of 9 p.m. Sunday had destroyed this house and three other structures and damaged another building.

GRAND JUNCTION —  Firefighters responded to a fire that consumed four structures west of Whitman Park Sunday night and damaged another property.

Crews responded to the blaze, which was initially reported at 6:15 p.m. in the 300 block of Fourth Street, according to Grand Junction Fire Department spokesman Dirk Clingman. It was initially confined to a shed, then spread to a power pole.

Firefighters arrived within minutes of the report and worked in shifts to battle the blaze, which took hours to fully extinguish. At one point, the fire department used a ladder truck to spray water on the fire from above in an aerial attempt to extinguish the flames.

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