Danville home fire determined to be arson, suspect arrested

No injuries reported

Credit: Danville Fire Department
Credit: Danville Fire Department

DANVILLE, Va. – Authorities have determined that a Danville house fire Thursday afternoon was the result of arson.

The Fire Marshal's Office obtained an arson warrant for Clifford Tribble, who has since been arrested and is in the Danville City Jail.


A home was destroyed in an afternoon fire in Danville, according to city officials. 

Crews responded to a structure fire at 305 Plum Street Thursday around 12:30 p.m. and found coming from the one-story house. 

Everyone in the house made it out safely, according to authorities. 

Officials say crews were able to get the fire under control just before 1 p.m. One bedroom of the house reportedly sustained heavy fire and water damage, with the rest of the house sustaining heat and smoke damage, causing the house to be condemned. 

The fire marshal's office is investigating the cause of the blaze. 

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