Danville crews track down dog while responding to Tuesday structure fire

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Danville first responders were called out to a local business Tuesday afternoon to put out a structure fire, but they also found an animal in need of assistance inside the building.

The Danville Fire Department says units responded to a report of a structure fire at 314 Mt Cross Road at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12.

When crews arrived at the scene, they found heavy smoke inside a single-story commercial structure. Firefighters then entered the building, found a small fire in the back of the building, and quickly extinguished it.

According to the department, while additional personnel were searching the structure, they discovered a dog and brought in outside to try to resuscitate it.

Fire officials say the owner brought the dog to a local veterinary clinic for treatment, but there is no word on the canine’s condition at this time.

Units reportedly spent an hour and 15 minutes at the scene of the structure fire.

There are no reports of injuries resulting from this incident, but the business did sustain some minor fire damage and moderate smoke damage, the department says.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Fire Marshall’s Office.

This marks the second structure fire at a Danville business in less than 24 hours, following a fire on Monday, Oct. 11 at the Western Sizzlin of Danville.

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