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Posted on: November 18, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Building Fire 231 South Ridge Street


The Danville Fire Department responded to a working fire at 231 South Ridge Street at 07:17:27 this morning. The occupancy at this location is Heritage Towers Apartments. Fire units from Lynn Street Station, Industrial Avenue Station, and the Airport Station responded. The first units on scene found an issue with the elevator motor and power was turned off to those elevators. There was moderate smoke reported on the second, third, and fourth floors; as a result the residents on these floors were evacuated. The oncoming shift also reported to the scene and assisted with operations. The occupants on the fourth floor were evacuated outside to awaiting buses. The remaining occupants were relocated inside the building to a safe location on the first floor. Maintenance personnel determined a fluid leak at the elevator motor had shorted a pump causing the smoke. Three occupants were treated and released by the Danville Life Saving Crew. The Danville Police Department was present and blocked the street. Once the situation was controlled and all floors were cleared of smoke, the occupants were allowed to return to their apartments. The Danville Fire Department had three engines, one ladder truck and three support vehicles on scene. A total of 31 personnel assisted at the scene. The Danville Life Saving Crew had two transports on scene and a total of five personnel. The Danville Police Department provided two officers. Danville Transportation Division provided two buses. The total time spent on scene was two hours and nine minutes.

Captain Jeff Guill


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