One person was found dead inside a Grand Junction home and authorities are calling the death suspicious.

A Grand Junction street was shut down for a couple of hours Wednesday afternoon as authorities investigated the death inside a home on 29 1/2 Road, south of Patterson.

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Wednesday Afternoon House Fire In Grand Junction

Just after 4:00 Wednesday afternoon, the Grand Junction Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire on 29 1/2 Road near Parkway Drive. Once the fire was extinguished, a deceased individual was found inside the home.

The Mesa County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene and closed 29 1/2 Road between Parkway Drive and Patterson. They expected the road would be closed most of the evening, but it was back open by around 6:00.

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A Person of Interest Has Been Detained

Investigators determined the circumstances surround the death of the person inside the home to be suspicious, but they said there was no threat to the community. A person of interest has been detained, but at this point, no arrest has been made. Authorities are continuing their investigation, processing the scene, and interviewing potential witnesses.

Cause of Fire Not Yet Revealed

There has been no information provided regarding the cause of the fire or the extent of damage to the home in the 500 block of 29 1/2 Road. The Mesa County Coroner's Office will determine the cause and manner of death and release the identity of the deceased person after the next of kin is notified.

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