Danville home damaged after unattended cooking leads to early morning fire

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — First responders were called out to a Danville home early Wednesday morning to fight a fire caused by unattended cooking.

The Danville Fire Department says crews were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 224 Park Circle shortly before 3 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10.

When units arrived at the scene, they reportedly found a light amount of smoke coming from the front door of a small, single-story house. Firefighters then began to search for flames and occupants inside the house, secure a water supply, and set up a ventilation fan and other equipment.

According to the department, the fire was discovered in the kitchen, extinguished at 3:07 a.m., and deemed under control at 3:19 a.m.

Officials say that the house was occupied at the time of the fire, but all of the residents managed to get outside safely. The family is set to stay with friends following the incident.

There are no reports of injuries resulting from the fire.

However, the kitchen was moderately damaged by the smoke, water, and flames while the rest of the house sustained some smoke damage, according to a statement released by the department early Wednesday morning.

Fire officials say a total of 16 fire personnel remained at the scene for just under 90 minutes, receiving assistance from the Danville Life Saving Crew, the Danville Electric Department, the Danville Water and Gas Department, and the Danville Police Department.

The Fire Marshal’s Office reportedly investigated the fire and deemed it as accidental, saying it was caused by cooking being left unattended.

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