UPDATE: Fire crews unable to determine cause of Carson Road house fire Wednesday in Roanoke

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UPDATE 7:45 p.m.: The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office has concluded their investigation of Wednesday morning’s fire in the 3800 block of Carson Road that left three people displaced.

According to the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue, no cause of the fire was determined. However, damages are estimated to be $40,000.

UPDATE 12:35 p.m.: Three people are without a home, but an animal is safe following a Bonsack house fire Wednesday morning, according to the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department.

The department says units responded to the 3800 block of Carson Road for a report of a residential structure fire just before 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

When crews from Botetourt County arrived at the scene, they found smoke coming from the back of a two-story, single-family home.

There was only one adult in the house at the time of the fire, but he managed to escape unharmed, fire officials say.

In addition, first responders reportedly rescued a cat from the residence.

The department says units from Roanoke County, Botetourt County, and Roanoke City brought the fire under control within about 20 minutes.

Even though there are no reports of injuries, the American Red Cross is still helping the family of three adults displaced by the fire, according to fire officials.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is reportedly still on scene to investigate the cause of the fire and provide an estimate of the damage.

“With this being Fire Prevention Week, Roanoke County Fire & Rescue would like to remind everyone of the importance of having working smoke alarms in your home,” the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department wrote on Facebook.

Meanwhile, the department told WFXR News that all lanes of Carson Road are back open following Wednesday morning’s fire.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke County first responders are currently at the scene of a working fire in Bonsack, resulting in a road closure.

The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department tweeted shortly after 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 that the fire is in the 3800 block of Carson Road, closing lanes in both directions.

There are no reports of injuries from the fire at this time.

This is a developing story.

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