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The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 736 Stokes Street at 5:13 pm this evening. Crews arrived on scene at 5:16pm and found moderate smoke coming from the front window of a one story residential house. Engine 1's crew pulled an attack line and 1 back up line. The fire was quickly knocked down at 5:22pm in the front bedroom. A search of the structure found no occupants inside. The occupants of the house were not at home at the time of the fire. The front bedroom sustained heavy fire damage and the rest of the house sustained moderate smoke and heat damage.
The Danville Fire Department responded with 3 engines, a ladder truck, a command unit, one support unit and one fire marshal. The Danville Life Saving Crew, Danville Police Department, Danville Electric Department and Danville Water and Gas Department assisted on scene. The cause of the fire was investigated by the fire marshals' office and determined to be an electrical problem with an extension cord. Seventeen fire personnel were on the scene for one hour and thirty three minutes. No injuries were reported. The two occupants of the house are being assisted by the American Red Cross.
Battalion Chief Chris Key