Hylton Hall in Danville Engulfed in Flames

Update Monday 10:15 a.m.:

Danville, VA - Officials say there is still no word on what caused this fire at the Hylton Hall building in Danville Sunday.

Crews were called to the five-story building on Lanier Avenue in the afternoon.

There was so much smoke they had to deal with. Officials say one firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion, but is said to be ok.


Videojournalist: Angela Fowler

Danville, VA- Officials in Danville responded to a fire at 3:45 Sunday on the 700 block of Lanier Avenue. They found the Hylton Hall building engulfed in flames.

Neighbors could barely see the front of the building because of the thick haze of smoke. Smoke filled the streets and crept along tree and sky lines.

The brick structure has been empty since 2005, when it was home to offices for the Dan River Dye House.

Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire.