Danville Fire investigating pair of house fires

DANVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — Fire officials in Danville are investigating two house fires that broke out in recent days.

Officials said no one was hurt during either fire, but did say several pets were rescued from one of them. That fire happened early Tuesday morning in the area of Crawford and Seminary Streets.

Firefighters arrived at 2:22 a.m. to find a fire on the outside of the home. Officials determined that a pile of building materials caught fire and spread to the exterior of the home.

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The fire was extinguished before it could burn into the home’s interior, officials said, and firefighters remained on scene for another hour.

The fire cost an estimated $1,500 worth of damage, and it happened days after another house fire near Hazel and Fairchild Streets.

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That fire happened at 11 p.m. on Friday. Firefighters were told upon arrival that everyone was out of the building, but firefighters found a dog and several cats inside. The animals were taken out of the building.

Firefighters remained on scene for three hours to battle the flames, which caused an estimated $26,500 worth of damage.

The cause of both fires remains unknown.

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