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Small brush fire at Connected Lakes

 Photo: David Jones
Photo: David Jones (KJCT)
Published: Jul. 7, 2019 at 1:37 PM MDT
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Sunday morning, Grand Junction Fire Department crews were called to a brush fire at Connected Lakes.

It happened at 10 a.m., west of the boat ramp. The fire was less than one acre, and crews are making sure it doesn’t reignite as of Sunday afternoon.

According to a press release from the fire department, the Mesa County Sheriff’s office determined the fire was human-caused. A sheriff’s deputy told our crews on scene, that it appeared a careless camper caused the fire by leaving a campfire unattended.

A different fire, the Riverview Fire, burned nearly a dozen acres near the Connected Lakes area on the Fourth of July. That one was started by kids setting off illegal fireworks.