UPDATE: Three hospitalized, six displaced after structure fire at northwest Roanoke residence

Roanoke Valley News

(Photo: Courtesy Roanoke Fire-EMS)

UPDATE 6:27 a.m. 4/7/21: According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, six people are displaced and receiving assistance from the American Red Cross as a result of Tuesday afternoon’s house fire in northwest Roanoke that sent three people to the hospital.

UPDATE 2:02 p.m.: Roanoke fire officials say three people were transported to the hospital Tuesday afternoon after firefighters brought a house fire in northwest Roanoke under control.

According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, initial reports indicated there were children trapped in the residence in the 3700 block of Round Hill Avenue NW, but by the time units arrived, two people had already escaped out of a second-story window.

Four people were reportedly inside the home at the time of the fire. Of the three people brought to the hospital, the department says one sustained serious injuries while the other two sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

“Thankful for our partners with Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department for their support,” Roanoke Fire-EMS wrote on a Facebook post about the fire.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Star City firefighters are currently battling a fire at a residential structure in northwest Roanoke.

According to a tweet from Roanoke Fire-EMS on Tuesday, April 6, crews were dispatched to a fire shortly before 1 p.m. at the 3700 block of Round Hill Avenue NW.

When first responders arrived at the scene, they discovered heavy smoke coming from a two-story residence.

As of 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Roanoke Fire-EMS says units are still on scene and working to extinguish the flames.

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