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The Danville Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 919 Halifax Rd. Upon arrival units found a one story frame residence with heavy fire and smoke showing from the right side of the structure. Bystanders had reported that there were children trapped inside. Crews conducted an aggressive search under extreme fire conditions. Crews were able to quickly locate two children and remove them from the structure. They began resuscitation efforts immediately an turned the children over to Danville Life Saving crew for transport to the hospital. The children who were both females , one being 4 years old and the other 10 years of age were pronounced deceased at Danville Regional Medical center. Damage to the structure was extensive. The Danville had 4 engines , one ladder truck a command unit and 5 support vehicle on the scene for five and a quarter hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Danville Fire Department Fire Marshal's office.
Battalion Chief, F. D. Fowler