The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 229 Central Street this morning at 11:53am. Crews arrived at 11:57am and found heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of a one story residential structure. An occupant of the structure narrowly escaped the fire but was not injured. Crews pulled 3 attack lines and began a quick offensive attack.
The Danville Fire Department responded with 3 engines, a ladder truck, a command unit, one support unit and two fire marshals. The Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Police Department, Danville Electric Department assisted on scene. The house sustained major fire and water damage. The cause of the fire was investigated by the fire marshals' office and determined to be a stopped up flue pipe from a wood stove in the basement. Seventeen personnel were on the scene for just over three hours. The American Red Cross will be assisting the three occupants of the house. One pet (cat) was found deceased after the fire in the basement.
Battalion Chief Chris Key