UPDATE: Cause of Ft. Lewis house fire ruled ‘undetermined,’ damage estimated at $60K

Roanoke Valley News

UPDATE 8 a.m. 3/20/21: Investigators have concluded their investigation into the house fire in the 5800 block of Maywood Avenue Friday evening.

According to the Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office, the cause of the fire is undetermined.

However, officials say the damages from the fire are estimated at $60,000.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire in the Fort Lewis area Friday evening that led to the displacement of the occupants.

The department says crews responded to a residential structure fire call shortly before 5:45 p.m. on Friday, March 19 and found smoke and flames coming from a single-story, brick home in the 5800 block of Maywood Avenue.

Fire officials say two adults who were occupying the home at the time of the fire were able to evacuate, but one was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries while the other occupant was treated on scene.

According to the department, the fire was brought under control in about 15 minutes.

The displaced occupants will reportedly be staying with family in the area.

The fire remains under investigation and the Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office will provide a damage estimate.

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