Grand Junction home is hit by arson for fifth time " in three months |

Grand Junction home is hit by arson for fifth time " in three months

Paul Shockley
Grand Junction Correspondent
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION ” A Grand Avenue home was hit by a late-night arsonist Sunday for the fifth time in three months.

Grand Junction firefighters were called at 9:15 p.m. Sunday on a report of a car fire at 1229 Grand Ave. ” the undercarriage area of a Honda parked in the home’s driveway was found ablaze.

Grand Junction fire spokesman Mike Page said the owner had largely extinguished the fire by the time firefighters arrived.

Damage was estimated by Grand Junction police at more than $1,000.

“It’s suspicious,” said Page, who declined to answer other questions about the fire, citing an active investigation.

“You have to assume they’re being targeted,” Page said.

The homeowner on Monday declined to talk about Sunday’s fire.

It’s the fifth suspected arson at the residence since Jan. 8.

Sunday’s fire was also the second in the three days at the property. Grand Junction firefighters handled a fire involving a garage at the residence called in at 9:23 p.m. last Thursday.

The garage, which was hit with arson for a second time, faces an alleyway that backs up to homes between Grand and White avenues.

Fires have been reported at the property between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Jan. 8, Feb. 4 and Feb. 26.

Reach Paul Shockley at

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User