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Danville Fire Department Responded to a reported fire at 250 Celotex Dr., home to Blue Ridge Fiber Board at 3:25 am this morning. Upon arrival units found heavy fire in an outside storage area filled with bundles of finished fiber board. Crews pulled multiple attack lines and worked to knock the bulk of the fire down. Once the major fire had been knocked down crews worked with plant personnel to separate the product one bundle at a time and extinguish any smoldering fires that were left. There were no injuries reported. Representatives from Blue Ridge Fiber Board estimated losses at one hundred eighty thousand dollars. Three engines, one ladder truck, a safety officer, and one chief officer were on the scene for approximately three and a half hours. The Danville Life Saving Crew was on scene providing medical support. The cause of the fire was heat buildup from the processing procedure.
Battalion Chief, F.D. Fowler