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Two people escape Danville fire

December 27, 2011|NEWS 7 Web Staff

DANVILLE, Va. — Two people inside a Danville home that caught fire Tuesday morning were able to get out after a passerby let them know smoke was coming from their home.

The fire broke out around 8 a.m. at 112 Grace Street.

Investigators say discarded smoking materials started the fire.

Everyone inside the home got out OK.

A firefighter was treated at the hospital for a shoulder injury, but no one else was injured.

It took crews about 15 minutes to put out the flames.

Here is the news release:

The DFD responded to a reported structure fire at 112 Grace Street.  On arrival the units found heavy fire and smoke showing from the front of the single story house.  The dispatchers reported that there may be victims in the house, however the occupants were out of the structure when firefighters arrived.  Firefighters from three engines and a ladder  rersponded and were on scene within minutes to attack the blaze. A downed power line from the house hampered firefighters until personnel from Danville Power and Light were able to disconnected the service from the pole.  It took firefighters approximately 15 minutes to control the fire and they remained on scene for nearly 2 1/2 hours with the overhaul and investigation into the cause. A firefighter with shoulder injuries was transported to the Danville Regional Medical Center and is expected to be released by early afternoon.

Photos courtesy Richie Guill of the Danville Fire Marshal’s Office.

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