UPDATE 10:18 p.m. — Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department reports two people were displaced in Sunday afternoon’s fire. The second resident wasn’t home at the time.

Investigators have determined the fire was caused by an air fryer in the kitchen and say smoke alarms enabled the resident who was home to escape unharmed. Their two cats died.

The total damage is estimated to be $35,200, according to the County.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a fire that left two pets dead and a person without a home on Sunday.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 27, firefighters were called to the 3300 block of Mount Pleasant Blvd for reports of a house fire.

Several crews including the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to assist. The fire was marked under control within 10 minutes.

The Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department said one person and two pets were home during the fire.

There were no reported injuries; however, two pets passed away in the incident.

The person will be staying with family. At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown.

WFXR News will update this story as details are released.