Danville Fire Department battles Friday night fire on Main Street

Southside Virginia News

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) – Members of the Danville Fire Department spent part of Friday night battling a structure fire.

According to city officials, the fire was located at 2946 West Main Street in Danville.

Firefighters responded to the call of the fire just after 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23. When crews arrived, they found a two-story apartment building with heavy fire and smoke showing from the roof.

All 24 apartments were quickly evacuated.

The ladder truck was assembled and placed on the roof of the structure so crews could prevent the fire from advancing.

Crews also battled the fire from inside of the structure and were able to bring the fire under control.

Officials say the apartment complex sustained severe damage to two second-floor apartments.

Six other apartments also received smoke, heat, and water damage.

A total of eight occupants were displaced as a result of the fire and are being assisted by family and the American Red Cross.

Officers were on scene for five and a half hours.

There were no reported injuries in the fire and the cause is being investigated.

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