Danville kitchen fire under investigation

Danville kitchen fire under investigation

DANVILLE — A Danville family is cleaning up following a fire that damaged their home Wednesday night.

Firefighters were called to the blaze at 117 S. Griffin St., at 8:07 p.m. When they arrived, heavy smoke and flames were showing from the rear of the 1 1 / 2-story, wood-frame house, according to Capt. Jerry Sparks.

"It ended up being in the kitchen area," he said, adding the cause is still being investigated.

Sparks said the Engine 4 crew did an "excellent" job of knocking the fire down and keeping it from spreading throughout the home. He estimated it was out within 10 minutes.

"The kitchen was destroyed, but that was really the only room in the house that was," he said, adding a bedroom also sustained some damage. "The house held together really well. They're looking mostly at cleanup."

Crews remained on the scene until 10:12 p.m., making sure there were no flare-ups, Sparks said. He added no one was home when the fire broke out, and no one was injured during the incident.

Sparks said the house and contents were estimated at $45,000 and $10,000 respectively, and the fire caused an estimated $15,000 in damages to the structure and $5,000 to the contents.

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