Crews respond to a fire at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Plant in Danville

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DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- According to a release from the Danville Fire Department, the Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant caught fire shortly after 6 p.m. on Monday.

The Danville Fire Department was dispatched to the fire at the Goodyear Plant on Goodyear Blvd. today at 6:06 p.m., according to the release.

The initial reports from the caller stated there was a fire in the Banbury unit. When fire crews arrived they met with the leaders of the Goodyear Emergency Response Brigade (ERB).

Leaders of the ERB advised they had a fire in a Banbury unit and it had extended towards the roof by way of the duct system, according to the release.

The fire was mostly contained as they arrived by a deluge system in the duct system.

The Danville Fire Department personnel assisted on the roof and in the Banbury area, the release says. The fire was then marked under control.

According to the release, the next Goodyear shift was starting and more ERB members had arrived for work. Employees advised the situation was under control and we could clear from the scene.

According to the release, there was no significant damage and production would not be affected by the incident.

A total of 21 personnel remained on scene for nearly an hour and a half.

There were no injuries as a result of the fire.