The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 250 Celotex Drive at Blue Ridge Fiberboard at 2:34pm this afternoon. Crews arrived on scene at 2:42pm and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the asphalt boiler room building. Plant personnel were already fighting the fire at the asphalt boiler room. Engine 1's crew from Lynn Street fire station performed defensive operations by pulling an attack line and quickly knocking down the fire from the outside of the structure. The building and contents sustained heavy fire damage.
The Danville Fire Department responded with 3 engines, a ladder truck, two command units, a safety officer and one fire marshal. The Danville Life Saving Crew and Danville Police Department assisted on scene. Nineteen fire personnel were on the scene for two hours and 14 minutes. No injuries were reported.
Battalion Chief Chris Key