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The Danville Fire Department was dispatched for a house fire located at 1254 Paxton Street on 12/15/16 at 8:51 am. The first engine arrived in 2 minutes and was told by the occupant that there was a fire in the kitchen. Engine 3 found moderate smoke conditions upon entering the house. The fire was located in the cabinets over the stove top. The fire was quickly controlled and it did not extend beyond the cabinets. Damage to the kitchen was moderate with light smoke damage throughout the house.
The occupant called 911 quickly, which helped with the quick knockdown of the fire. There were no injuries. The occupant and her daughter will stay with family until repairs are made to the house.
The DFD responded with 3 engines, 1 ladder, and 3 support vehicles. 16 personnel were on scene for 90 minutes. The Danville Police Dept., Danville Life Saving Crew, and Water & Gas assisted on the scene.
The cause of the fire was unattended cooking. The DFD reminds everyone that kitchen fires are the number one cause of house fires in Danville and the United States. Leaving food while cooking for even two minutes can lead to a fire. Potential kitchen fires are even greater during the holiday season. Please stay in your kitchen so we do not have to spend time in your kitchen. The DFD wants everyone to have a very Merry Christmas and awesome holiday season!
Brian K. Alderson