The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 46 Baltimore Avenue at 4:45 pm this afternoon. Crews arrived on scene at 4:48 pm and found light smoke coming from the front door of a one story residential house. Crews circled the house and found moderate smoke in the rear of the structure. Engine 4's crew entered the structure and found a pile of clothes on top of the dryer on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished in the laundry room with a fire extinguisher. A search of the structure found no occupants inside.The house sustained light smoke and heat damage in the laundry area. Minor damage occurred to the top of the clothes dryer. Crews ventilated the structure of all smoke.
The Danville Fire Department responded with 3 engines, a ladder truck, a command unit, one support unit and one fire marshal. The Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Police Department, Danville Electric Department and Danville Water and Gas Department assisted on scene. Sixteen fire personnel were on the scene for just over one hour. The fire marshal investigated and determined that spontaneous combustion caused the fire as a result of clothing contaminated with paint products. The occupants were able to return to the house.
Battalion Chief Chris Key