Danville home seriously damaged after Monday night fire

Southside Virginia News

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Danville fire officials are looking into the cause of a blaze that broke out at a home along Orchard Drive Monday night.

The Danville Fire Department says crews were dispatched to a report of a structure fire at 154 Orchard Drive at approximately 8:09 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 30. When units arrived at the scene less than five minutes later, they found a medium-sized, single-story house with heavy smoke showing from the roof.

According to the department, the crew from the Third Avenue Fire Station began an interior attack to extinguish the fire in the attic space.

Shortly after entering the house, officials say fire started coming through the roof, so crews had to exit the structure for defensive operations. Meanwhile, personnel from the Lynn Street Fire Station used their ladder pipe to knock down most of the fire before continuing handline operations.

A total of 22 fire personnel were reportedly on the scene for approximately three hours, with assistance from the Danville Life Saving Crew.

The department says the house was occupied at the time of the fire, but all of the occupants were found outside safe and sound.

Even though there were no reports of injuries from the fire, officials say the home sustained heavy fire, smoke, heat, and water damage.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

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