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No injuries reported in Danville industrial fire

Representatives from Blue Ridge Fiber Board estimate losses at $180,000.
Representatives from Blue Ridge Fiber Board estimate losses at $180,000.(MGN)
Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 7:28 AM EDT
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - No injuries were reported in a fire in Danville Sunday morning.

Danville Fire Department responded to the fire off Celotex Drive, at Blue Ridge Fiber Board.

Crews found heavy fire in an outside storage area filled with bundles of finished fiberboard.

Once the major fire was knocked down, crews worked with plant personnel to separate the product one bundle at a time and extinguish any fires that were left, according to Danville Fire.

Crews say the cause of the fire was heat buildup from the processing procedure.

Representatives from Blue Ridge Fiber Board estimated losses at $180,000.

Three engines, one ladder truck, a safety officer, and one chief officer were on the scene for approximately three and a half hours.

The Danville Life Saving Crew was on scene providing medical support.

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