Early-morning fire third in three days in Danville
DANVILLE — Danville fire officials are investigating a fire that destroyed a vacant house early Monday morning.
It was one of three structure fires in the last three days.
Firefighters were called to the blaze at 311 Chandler St. at 12:11 a.m. When they arrived, heavy smoke was coming from the two-story wood structure, according to Lt. Daren Woods.
Woods said firefighters located the blaze on the first floor in the back of the residence.
"It was a total loss," he said, adding damage was estimated at $20,000.
The house was vacant, Woods said. No one was injured, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
The first fire occurred at a rental house at 5 Griggs Court on Saturday.
Firefighters were called to a kitchen fire at 7:15 p.m. When they arrived, firefighters found vinyl blinds and shoes burning inside the kitchen, Woods said.
He said the cause was burned food on the stove.
Firefighters immediately extinguished the blaze, which was contained to the kitchen, Woods said. He said the occupants — whose names weren't available — were home at the time, but there were no injures.
Damage was estimated at $2,000.
The second fire occurred at a two-story house at 1203 E. Fairchild St. early Sunday morning.
Firefighters were called to the house fire at 3:36 a.m. When they arrived, light smoke was coming from the second story, Woods said.
He said firefighters found the fire in an upstairs bedroom, and were able to contain it to that room. Damage was estimated at about $15,000 — $10,000 to property and $5,000 to contents.
No one was injured.
Woods said the cause of that fire is undetermined.