DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A Sunday morning fire led to extensive damages at an outside storage area for Blue Ridge Fiberboard in Danville, marking the second fire at a company building in a week.
The Danville Fire Department says crews responded to a fire at 250 Celotex Drive at 3:25 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24. When units arrived, an outside storage area — which was filled with finished fiber board — was on fire.
Crews worked for three and a half hours getting the fire under control. After personnel extinguished the major fire, they worked with plant workers to separate the product and put out any small fires, according to the department.
The building belongs to Blue Ridge Fiberboard, which lost an estimated $180,000 worth of property, according to the department.
Fire officials say they determined that the cause of the blaze was from heat buildup from the processing procedure.
This news comes after crews were called out to 250 Celetex Drive at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17 and found flames coming from a medium-sized building — as well as the building’s electrical equipment — at the Blue Ridge Fiberboard complex.
Fire officials determined the cause of the Oct. 17 was a mechanical failure at or outside the boiler.
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