The grand junction regional airport has been a hot spot for BLM air tankers to prepare to fight the Pine Gulch and Grizzly Creek fires. The fire bombers use the airport to land, reload with fire retardant and aviation fuel.
Monday evening, fire crews with the Clifton Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire at 3272 F Road. One person, an adult female, and a cat died in the fire. Three people evacuated safely.