Electrical issues spark Saturday afternoon house fire in Danville

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — First responders were dispatched to a structure fire at a South Danville house on Saturday afternoon.

The Danville Fire Department says that crews responded to a structure fire at 129 Withers Road at 12:37 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22. The crew on Engine 4 arrived on the scene to find heavy smoke showing from a single-story house, according to the department. The crew reportedly entered the house and extinguished the fire.

Authorities say three engine companies, one ladder company, a command vehicle, a safety vehicle, and fire marshal vehicle with a total of 17 personnel from the Danville Fire Department responded to the fire. The department also recognizes the assistance of the Danville Police Department, Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Electric Department, and Danville Water Department at the scene.

All of the house’s occupants were out of the house when the firefighters arrived, authorities say, and there are no reports of injuries. The American Red Cross is reportedly taking care of the occupants.

Fire officials say the entire incident lasted about three hours and the house sustained moderate fire, smoke, and water damage throughout, but most of the fire was centered around the electrical panel box. According to an investigation from the Danville Fire Marshal’s Office, the cause of the fire was electrical in nature.


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