Fire starts in family's home

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT)- At 12:22 P.M., on Jan. 26, 2020, the Grand Junction Fire Department was alerted of a fire on 238 Abraham Ave.

No people were inside at the time, but it was later discovered that a dog perished in the fire.

The GJFD noticed smoke coming from the laundry room and making its way up into the attic.

Engine 4 went inside the home and quickly extinguished the main fire, while Engine 2 got water from the nearest hydrant, over 600 feet away

Luckily they were able to put the fire out quickly, with minimal damages to the home.

The cause of fire is still under investigation, as the homeowners where not in their house when the incident occurred.

The fire department believes the dryer may have been what caused the fire to start.

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