DANVILLE, VA – The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 3211 Riverside Drive (Western Sizzlin of Danville) this evening (October 11, 2021) at 8:05 pm. Crews arrived at 8:10 pm and found a medium sized one-story restaurant with nothing showing. Engine 2’s crew (from Piney Forest Road Fire Station) entered the restaurant and found a small amount of smoke inside.The building was quickly evacuated and they began searching for the fire. Engine 4’s crew (from West Main Street Fire Station) and Ladder 1’s crew (from Lynn Street Fire Station) laddered the building and found a small fire on the roof. Engine 6’s crew (from Westover Drive Fire Station) sat up equipment and established a Rapid Intervention Crew.
The cause of the fire was investigated and determined to be an electrical shorted-out neon tube/sign.