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Posted on: October 11, 2017

[ARCHIVED] House fire

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 1005 Washington Street this evening at 10:23 pm. Crews arrived at 10:26 pm and found light smoke coming from the eves of a small two story house. Engine 5’s crew pulled a 1¾” fire hose and entered the structure to begin extinguishment of the fire. Engine 1’s crew secured a water supply for Engine 5 and then pulled a backup line. A fan was set up to ventilate the structure to remove the smoke. The house was searched to confirm no one was inside. The fire was determined to be under control at 10:38 pm. The living room sustained moderate fire damage with the rest of the house sustaining smoke and heat damage. The house was under renovation at the time of the fire. 

The Danville Fire Department responded with three engines, a ladder truck, a command unit, one support unit and one Fire Marshal. Eighteen fire personnel were on the scene for 1 hour and 51 minutes. The Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Police Department, Danville Electric Department and the Danville Water and Gas Department assisted on scene. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s office at this time. No injuries were reported.

Chris Key

Battalion Chief

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