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The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 668 Holland Road this afternoon at 4:38pm. Crews arrived at 4:45pm and found light smoke coming from the back of a small one story house. Crews investigated the scene and found a fire on the back porch that extended to the back of the house. The owner had most of the fire extinguished before arrival. Crews used a small diameter hose to finish putting out the fire. A ventilation fan was set up to remove smoke from inside the house. The fire was quickly extinguished and determined to be under control at 4:55pm. The exterior of the house sustained moderate fire damage with no extension into the house.
The Danville Fire Department responded with 3 engines, a ladder truck, a command unit and one support unit. The Danville Police Department assisted on scene. Sixteen fire personnel were on the scene for 1 hour. There were no injuries reported.
The cause of the fire was investigated and found to be discarded smoking materials. The occupants were able to return to the house.
Chris KeyBattalion Chief