UPDATE: More than a dozen residents displaced after fire on Summit Way in southwest Roanoke

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UPDATE 8:25 p.m.: Fire crews say 14 residents and five pets have been displaced as a result of Tuesday afternoon’s fire at a southwest Roanoke residential complex.

Now that fire along Summit Way SW has been declared a “loss stop” — which means the fire is out and there are no remaining hotspots — investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.

The American Red Cross is also on-scene to help those residents who have been displaced as a result of the fire.

There is no word on the condition of the firefighter who sustained minor injuries while battling the blaze.


UPDATE 3:40 p.m.: WFXR News has been told that 10 units — including one unit known to be vacant — inside of the affected building were evacuated for the fire.

A Roanoke City Sheriff’s Deputy was also on scene and helped building management evacuate the residents.


UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: WFXR News has learned that one firefighter suffered minor injuries in battling the blaze on Summit Way in southwest Roanoke.

That person was taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

Roanoke County fire crews are on the scene helping Roanoke City crews in fighting the fire.

The American Red Cross is also en route to help those who have been displaced.

Roanoke Fire-EMS is working to determine how many people will be displaced.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Roanoke Fire-EMS is on the scene of a multi-family structure fire in southwest Roanoke Tuesday afternoon.

Emergency crews say they were dispatched to the 200 block of Summit Way SW shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 10.

Crews have marked the fire as a second alarm.

Units are currently on-scene working to extinguish the blaze.

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