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Posted on: March 21, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Trailer fire at 96 Cardwell Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 96 Cardwell Street this afternoon at 1:58 pm., Crews arrived at 2:03 pm and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the front of a singlewide trailer. Ladder 1’s crew pulled 1¾” fire hose and began protecting exposures for a defensive operation. Engine 1’s crew secured a water supply for Ladder 1.  Engine 7 pulled an additional hose line for extinguishment.   The fire was knocked down and determined to be under control at 2:20 pm. The house sustained heavy fire and smoke damage throughout the structure. No one was inside the structure at the time of the fire.

The Danville Fire Department responded with three engines, a ladder truck, two command units, two support units and three Fire Marshals. Twenty-seven fire personnel were on the scene for 1 hour and 28 minutes. The Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Police Department, Danville Electric Department and the Danville Water and Gas Department assisted on scene.  The American Red Cross is assisting the occupant, as the house is uninhabitable.

The cause of the fire was investigated by the Fire Marshal’s office and determined to be unattended cooking. No injuries were reported.

Chris Key

Battalion Chief

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