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Posted on: June 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Structure fire at Wrenn Yeatts

The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire @ 5858 Riverside Dr. (Wrenn Yeatts Funeral Home) @ 12:25 Pm.  DFD responded with 3 Engines, 1 Ladder truck, 2 Support units, 1 Command unit, 1 Tender apparatus, and the Fire Marshal's office.  Upon arrival, E6 (Westover Station), investigated and found fire and smoke in the attic of the Crematory building located behind the funeral home.  Handlines were pulled and the fire was under control in approximately twenty minutes.  Fire crews then ventilated the building and removed important items from the office area of the building.  The building suffered moderate damage from the fire, smoke, and water.  DFD was assisted on scene by the Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Police Dept., Danville Electric and Utilities Dept.  The Fire Marshal's Office investigated and determined the cause of the fire to be a malfunction within the Crematory unit.  No injuries were reported and fire crews remained on scene until 2:15 Pm. 

Battalion Chief T. E. Napier, Jr.   

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