UPDATE 8:03 a.m.: Several people and pets are safe after a fire broke out at a northwest Roanoke home Wednesday morning, marking the Star City’s second structure fire in just a few hours.
Roanoke Fire-EMS told WFXR News that the fire was called in at approximately 6:19 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 from the 1200 block of 12th Street NW.
Crews say the people living in the home heard a noise that alerted them to the fire. However, the three residents and two pets were reportedly able to get out of the house safely.
According to the department, the fire was contained in the garage, resulting in some serious smoke damage to the apartment above the garage.
Shortly after 7:45 a.m. on Wednesday, Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief David Hoback told WFXR News that crews were still at the scene, but they were about to clear the area and turn it over to the Fire Marshal’s Office.
There are no reports of injuries resulting from this fire.
Fire officials say the cause of the blaze is still under investigation.
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke Fire-EMS crews are currently battling their second fire in the Star City in less than four hours.
According to the department’s Facebook post at 6:44 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, units are at the scene of a working fire in the 1200 block of 12th Street NW.
This news comes just minutes after fire officials announced that an early morning fire in southeast Roanoke had been extinguished.
WFXR News has a crew heading to the scene at this time.
This is a developing story.
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