ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke County fire officials ruled a shed a “total loss” after it sustained thousands of dollars in damages in a Tuesday evening structure fire.
According to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, crews responded to a reported barn fire in the 2600 block of Lilly Lane in the Fort Lewis area at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21. The first units on the scene from Station 9 in Fort Lewis discovered heavy smoke in the area, as well as a two-story, open-pole shed that the department says was already on the ground.
Fire officials say the shed — which contained sawdust and some miscellaneous items — sustained damages totaling an estimated $8,000 and was ruled a total loss. However, the department says nobody was injured, no pets or livestock were in the shed at the time of the fire, and the shed’s owner was not displaced.
As of 7:28 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22, the Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office has ruled the cause of the fire as undetermined.
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