Dog dead, two homes damaged after Monday fire in Danville

Southside Virginia News

DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — The Danville Fire Department says a dog is dead and two homes are damaged after reports of a structure fire along East Thomas Street on Monday.

The department first announced that crews were at the scene of a working fire at 130 East Thomas Street just before 9 a.m. on Monday, May 31.

As units arrived at the scene, they found two homes on fire, one at 130 East Thomas Street and one at 126 East Thomas Street.

According to fire officials, neighbors said the home at 126 East Thomas Street was occupied at the time of the fire.

First responders began to search for any potential victims while other crews began to fight the fire from inside of both houses. No victims were located in either structure, but the fires were still extinguished.

Even though no human injuries were reported, the department says one dog died in the fire.

The Fire Marshal determined the cause of the fire to be electrical in nature, starting in the 126 East Thomas Street home and extending to the other house.

Fire officials say the home at 126 East Thomas Street sustained heavy damage while the other house sustained exterior damage to the right side wall and the roof.

The American Red Cross is helping both families affected by the fire.

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