UPDATE: House fire totals $300K in damages in Roanoke County


UPDATE 3:32 p.m.: The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is revealing new information about a house fire that broke out early Friday morning.

The fire marshal’s office has estimated that damages are $300,000 and the house is considered a total loss.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at approximately 5:48 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 in the 7000 block of Lodi Lane in the Black Creek area. When they arrived they found heavy fire and smoke from the roof of a home.

Homeowners were awaken by a fire alarm that went off and they were able to make it out safely along with their dog, according to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue. However, the pet parakeet did not survive.

The fire marshal’s office is working to figure out the cause behind this fire.

UPDATE 10:24 a.m.: The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue is releasing more information on the house fire that happened early Friday morning.

Crews responded to a house fire on Friday, Dec. 10 at approximately 5:48 a.m. in the 7000 block of Lodi Lane in the Black Creek area. When crews arrived they found heavy fire and smoke from the roof of a two-story, wood-sided, single-family home.

Fire officials say that two adults, a dog, and a parakeet were in the house when the fire sparked. Working fire alarms in the house helped alert the two people and they were able to escape unharmed along with one dog. However, the parakeet died in the fire.

The family will be staying with other family members who live close.

The Roanoke Fire Marshal’s Office says the house is a total loss and is investigating the cause along with total damages from the fire.

Back Creek, Bent Mountain, Cave Spring, Clearbrook, and Mt. Pleasant firefighters assisted Roanoke County Fire and Rescue with the fire.

UPDATE 7:58 a.m.: WFXR News is learning more about the house fire in Roanoke County.

Crews say they received a call around 5:40 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10 off of Apple Grove Lane in the Bent Mountain area.

Five departments responded, including Bent Mountain Fire and Rescue and Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department. They had to pump water from a nearby creek to help put the fire out because there are no hydrants available.

Crews tell WFXR News that smoke alarms woke the owners up and they were able to escape safely.

The Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department posted on their Facebook page that there were two adults and a dog that made it out, but a parakeet did die in the fire. The homeowners say they will be staying with family.

There is no word on what caused the fire.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A house fire off of Stone Mountain Road in Roanoke County has firefighters busy Friday morning.

Crews are using a dunk tank, by gathering water from a nearby creek, to help put out the fire.

Several fire units — including those from Bent Mountain and Clearbrook — responded to the fire around 6 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 10. There are no injuries reported.

The fire remains under investigation.

This is a developing story.

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