Danville house damaged in fire caused by overloaded electrical circuit

Published: Jan. 22, 2022 at 9:14 PM EST
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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - Multiple Danville departments responded to a house fire Saturday afternoon that was caused by an overloaded electrical circuit.

The fire was in the basement of a home in the 300 block of Church Street.

Crews saw smoke coming from the house when they arrived, just after 1 p.m.

Residents evacuated the home and there were no injuries.

The fire was put out quickly, but the house sustained heavy fire damage in the basement and moderate fire damage on the first floor. It also sustained water and smoke damage.

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