Dog dies in Danville house fire, remainder of family escapes safely

Southside Virginia News

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — On Wednesday evening, the Danville Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 114 Freeze Road that seriously damaged a house and left a dog dead.

According to the department, crews were dispatched to the reported structure fire at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, and arrived on scene by 5:02 p.m. to find heavy fire extending from the one-story house onto a carport.

Fire personnel began to attack the fire while another crew secured the utilities and entered the home to search for anyone inside. However, even though the house was occupied at the time of the fire, the department says all the occupants were found safely outside.

Fire officials say the fire was knocked down at 5:30 p.m. and deemed under control by 5:50 p.m.

A total of 18 fire personnel reportedly remained at the scene for nearly four hours, receiving assistance from the Danville Life Saving Crew, the Danville Electric Department, the Danville Water and Gas Department, and the Danville Police Department.

The department says the home sustained heavy fire, smoke, heat, and water damage, but the family is receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

While there are no reports of injuries, fire officials say a dog was found dead from the fire.

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

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