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Description: Includes 3-Hour Livestream Coverage, Incident Report and Interview with La Junta Fire Chief Brad Davidson, and photo Gallery from Billy Jackson and SECO News Contributors. (Photo by Zeke Ayala)

Published: 10/17/2022
Byline: Hart

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Incident Report and Interview with La Junta Fire Chief Brad Davidson

La Junta Fire Chief Brad Davidson said, "At approximately 6:45 LJFD was paged out to a structure fire at WW Feeds in La Junta. While in route, we were informed heavy smoke and fire were showing in the middle of the building."

Upon arrival Fire Chief Davidson confirmed that there was no one inside the building. They made initial attack on the fire and called for mutual aide for the surrounding departments to come and assist.

Davidson said, "As you can see from the damage, we had heavy fire throughout the building spreading through the old construction. This building was originally built in 1930, so we had a lot of obstructions that way. As well as it having feed storage, so we had concerns with that."

"I am very happy to announce we have no injuries noted with this fire."

"The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time, we don't know when we will have the cause, but we do know it started interior, and we're going to go from there."

Bette McFarren SECO News contributor asked if the cause could possibly be spontaneous combustion.

Davidson said, "You know without being there and digging in, I'm not sure. I've been gathering information from the owners when their last delivery of grain was... There was electricity, there natural gas, those don't seem to be the issue right now, but we are looking into every option. The access of this building made it difficult so we had to knock down windows and cut holes through the walls as best we could to make access inside."

"We were unable to make an interior attack due to heavy fire conditions and the construction of the building being heavy timber. So we had to make it a defensive fire," Davidson said.

Rocky Ford, Cheraw, Manzanola, Las Animas, Local Utilities, La Junta Electric, Black Hills State Patrol, CDOT, and we also worked really close with BNSF because it was really close to the train tracks. Train traffic has resumed, according to Davidson.

Davidson thanked all of the local stores and the Catholic Church for bringing the crews food and drinks.

Davidson reported that all the active fire had been knocked down, but they were still extinguishing hot spots as of the 11 am press conference.

US Hwy 50 was opened to traffic Monday afternoon. 

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Photo Gallery By Billy Jackson:

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