Unoccupied Danville residence moderately damaged after structure fire

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DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A Danville residence that was under renovation sustained some damage following a structure fire, officials announced Wednesday morning.

The Danville Fire Department released a statement on Wednesday, Sept. 1 saying that units responded to a report of a structure fire at 216 Jefferson Avenue.

When crews arrived at the scene, they discovered a two-story residence with smoke showing from the basement windows on the left side of the structure. However, the building was under renovation and was unoccupied at the time of the fire.

According to the department, first responders entered the basement and found a significant amount of fire — as well as a small amount of fire that had extended into the first floor — but personnel managed to extinguish the flames.

Three engines, one ladder truck, a safety officer and a battalion chief reportedly responded to the scene, as well as members of the Danville Life Saving Crew and the Danville Police Department.

Fire officials say the structure sustained moderate damage from the fire, but there were no reports of injuries.

The Danville Fire Department’s Fire Marshalls’ Office is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

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