Authorities search for answers after intentional fire in Danville

Authorities investigating intentionally set fire in Danville (Danville Fire)

DANVILLE, Va. – Authorities are searching for answers after a fire was intentionally set at a vacant water treatment facility in Danville.

Crews responded to an intentionally set fire in the old Dan River Mills Water Treatment Facility on Memorial Drive.

Fire officials said the blaze was quickly contained but firefighters ran into dangerous conditions inside of the building.

The fire marshal’s office is asking anyone with information to contact Danville Crime Stoppers.


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