First responders discover fire inside wall at Danville apartment complex

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A Danville apartment sustained some minor damage on Thursday after a fire broke out inside the wall of an apartment complex.

The Danville Fire Department says crews responded to a report of a structure fire shortly at approximately 12:34 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 at 1300 Franklin Turnpike.

According to the department, units found a large two-story apartment complex with nothing showing. However, when firefighters investigated the scene, they found smoke coming from between the bricks of Apartment G4.

Fire officials say crews located the fire inside an exterior wall, so they removed the brick veneer, quickly extinguished the flames with a water extinguisher, and brought the fire under control by 12:48 p.m.

The apartment was reportedly occupied at the time of the fire, but all of the occupants were found safely outside. The family was then able to return to the minorly-damaged apartment.

According to fire officials, 19 fire personnel were at the scene of the incident for approximately 70 minutes, receiving assistance from the Danville Life Saving Crew, the Danville Electric Department, and the Danville Police Department.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire, which is still undetermined at this time, the department says.

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