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The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 135 New Street this evening (June 2, 2020) at 9:52 pm. Engine 5’s crew (from Third Avenue Fire Station) arrived on scene at 9:56 pm and found a small one story house with heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the house. All occupants were outside of the house. Engine 5’s crew pulled a hand line and entered the house to extinguish the fire. Ladder 1’s crew (from Lynn Street Fire Station), set up a ventilation fan, controlled utilities and entered the house to search for possible victims inside. Engine 1’s crew (from Lynn Street Fire Station) pulled a backup hand line and established a water supply. Engine 7’s crew from Airport Road Fire Station established a Rapid Intervention Crew. The fire was located in the rear bedroom and quickly knocked down at 10:06 pm. The fire was determined to be under control at 10:15 pm.
The bedroom sustained heavy fire damage with the rest of the house sustaining moderate heat, smoke and water damage.
The Danville Fire Department responded with three engines, a ladder truck, one command unit, a safety officer and a Fire Marshal. Sixteen fire personnel were on the scene for 1 hour and 54 minutes. The Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Electric Department, Danville Water and Gas Department and Danville Police Department assisted on scene. No injuries were reported.
The cause of the fire was investigated by the Fire Marshal’s office and determined to be unattended candle.
The occupants of the house are being assisted by the American Red Cross.