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Posted on: October 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Fire at 757 Sixth Street

The Danville Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 757 Sixth Street on 10/13/20 and arrived at 8:24pm. The occupants were out of the house and advised DFD firefighters there was a fire in the basement. Firefighters entered the one-story house through the basement and found a piece of furniture on fire. The fire was quickly extinguished. Other items in the basement were beginning to melt due to the heat. The rest of the house experienced heat and smoke damage. The DFD responded with three engines, one ladder truck, one safety officer, one chief officer, and two members of the Fire Marshal's Office. 17 personnel remained on scene for two hours. 

The investigation revealed the fire was started in the basement by a 6-year old child. There were no injuries. The occupants will be staying with family / friends. A working smoke alarm in the basement alerted the occupants of the fire in the basement.

Brian K. Alderson - Battalion Chief

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