Fire crews battled afternoon hazmat fire in SE Roanoke

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UPDATE 9:50 p.m.: Roanoke Fire-EMS remains on-scene to continue clean-up efforts from the earlier fire.

According to an update on Facebook, the department says the company is transferring hazardous material from the burned vehicle into another.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Roanoke Fire-EMS crews battled a hazmat fire this afternoon at the 1100 block of Industry Avenue SE.

The initial call came in just after 3 p.m. for a possible structure fire.

Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to find a commercial vehicle that held hazardous materials on fire.

Crews were able to successfully extinguish the fire.

WFXR News’ Ryan Saylor is on-scene and says that crews were loading hazardous materials into the truck when it caught fire.

Crews from Roanoke City and Roanoke County assisted in the call.

The Hazmat Team is working to contain a leak.

No injuries have been reported.

Video Courtesy: Roanoke Fire-EMS

Roanoke Fire-EMS says that there is currently no threat to the community and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

RAW VIDEO: Roanoke Fire Marshal David Guynn discusses the fire.

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