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The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 213 First Street this morning at 3:47am. Crews arrived at 3:53 am and found heavy smoke coming from a medium sized 1-story house. Engine 5’s crew pulled 1¾” fire hose and began an exterior attack on the fire. Engine 1’s crew secured a water supply for Engine 5 and then pulled an additional hose line for extinguishment. The house sustained heavy fire and smoke damage throughout the structure.
The Danville Fire Department responded with four engines, a ladder truck, a command unit, one support unit and one Fire Marshal. Twenty fire personnel responded to the scene and crews are still operating on the scene.
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 being investigated by the Fire Marshal’s office at this time.