Crews investigating second house fire in Southeast Roanoke

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UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: Roanoke Police have issued a statement regarding both fires earlier this morning in Southeast Roanoke.

“Both continue to be under investigation, no cause to release at this time. We don’t believe the two fires are connected. If anyone has any information on these fires please contact the Roanoke Fire Marshal’s Office at (540)853-2795.”

Kristin Perdue, Community Risk Reduction Specialist for Roanoke City

ORIGINAL STORY – Roanoke Fire and EMS crews responded to their second fire of the night in southeast Roanoke.

The call came in just before 4 a.m. Responding crews found heavy smoke and flames.

As far as crews can tell, no one was inside the house at the time.

Fire investigators are currently on scene.

This is the second house fire in Roanoke Monday morning. The call for the first fire came in around 2:05 a.m. It was reported that a structure was fully involved in the 700 block of Bullitt Avenue, near Elm Avenue.

According to Community Risk Reduction Specialist for Roanoke Fire and EMS Kristen Perdue, someone spotted the fire from the street and ran to awake the six residents in the house.

All six residents were safely evacuated. No injuries are being reported.

This is a developing story.

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