Martinsville, VA – On Sunday September 8th at 8:33 PM, Martinsville Fire & EMS responded to a 911 call of a structure fire at The Rives Theatre. The call originated from Council member Jim Woods who was walking by when he noticed smoke and flames coming from Rives. Fire damage was contained to the building.

The cause of the fire has been determined to be accidental and the origin is believed to be in an upstairs room at a surge protector where two refrigerators were plugged into.