Two firefighters hurt after early morning fire in Roanoke

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UPDATE 7:15 a.m – Another family is displaced due to a power outage. They were also neighbors to the home that caught fire.

Two adults and one dog are being helped by the Red Cross.

Investigators are on scene.

UPDATE 6:30 a.m. – Two firefighters were hurt in this morning’s fire in Roanoke. One firefighter was burned and is being treated on scene. Another firefighter was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

One family has also been displaced due to the proximity of their home. The American Red Cross is assisting them.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Emergency crews are on the scene of a house fire in Roanoke.

According to Kristin Perdue, the Community Risk Reduction Specialist for the Roanoke City Fire Department, the call came just after 3 a.m.

When crews arrived, they saw heavy smoke and flames in the home. Firefighters started with an internal approach, but as more smoke filled the home, they decided to retreat and take an external approach.

Firefighters also had to evacuate neighbors from nearby homes because of the proximity of the houses. Neighbors told firefighters that the home is vacant, so firefighters do not believe that anyone was inside at the time.

14 units are currently on scene. No one was hurt in the fire.

This is a developing story. Stay with WFXR for updates.

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