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6/21/16 UPDATE: According to the Fire Marshal's Office, the cause of the fire at Columbia Flooring is combustible materials near a heat source for an extended period of time. This fire was ruled not intentional. Brian K. AldersonBattalion Chief
The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at Columbia Flooring at 100 Maxine Road at 7:05 pm. Engine 4 arrived at 7:09 pm to find heavy smoke showing from a bay door. Engine companies entered the building and found heavy fire in the area of a manufacturing line at the facility. The sprinkler system was operating properly and was slowing the spread of the fire. The fire was controlled by the DFD.The fire was in a production area of the plant and caused extensive damage to machinery and electrical equipment. According to plant officials this section of the plant will be closed for 2 - 3 days. The fire cause is under investigation. There are no injuries reported at the fire. The DFD responded with 5 engines, 1 ladder, and multiple support vehicles. As of 10:25 pm most apparatus was still on scene. An updated release will be sent once the fire cause is determined by the Fire Marshal's Office.
Brian K. AldersonBattalion Chief