UPDATE: Danville Fire Marshal’s Office investigates Monday’s Budget Inn Fire

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UPDATE 3:50 p.m.: Additional information is being released about a fire Monday morning at the Budget Inn in Danville.

According to the Danville Fire Department, they responded to the structure fire at 8:47 a.m. Crews arrived on the scene at 8:52 a.m. and found a large one story motel with heavy smoke and fire coming from Room 110.

Crews began attacking the fire from the outside. Additional crews worked to evacuate the rest of the rooms inside of the motel.

During the course of battling the fire, two additional engines were requested for more manpower.

The fire was knocked down at 9:24 a.m. and was said to be under control at 10:44 a.m.

Room 110 of the motel was said to have sustained heavy fire damage with the rest of the motel’s 20 rooms having sustained moderate heat, smoke and water damage.

One occupant was treated on the scene by the Danville Life Saving Crew and was released.

No other injuries were reported.

Danville Fire Department responded with five engines, a ladder truck, two command units, two heavy officers and two Fire Marshals.

A total of 28 personnel were on the scene four over three hours.

Assisting on-scene were members of the Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Electric Department, Danville Water and Gas Department and Danville Police.

Piney Forest Road was shut down to traffic four two hours as crews battled the fire, but the road has since reopened.

Numerous occupants of the motel are being assisted by the American Red Cross.

The Fire Marshal’s Office continues to investigate the cause of the fire.


DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Both firefighters and police officers are at the scene of a Monday morning fire at a Danville motel.

The Danville Fire Department says multiple units are on the scene of a working fire at the Budget Inn at 1228 Piney Forest Road.

According to the Danville Police Department, the 1200 block of Piney Forest Road is closed at this time, but officers are working to reroute traffic while firefighters battle the blaze.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area and take an alternate route if possible.

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