UPDATE 3/19 3:20 P.M. — After investigating, the Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the earlier reported fire on Plymouth Drive originated in the kitchen.
Fire officials estimated damage to be at $60,000.
There are no further updates at this time.
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department says a family of three is out of a home after a fire in the Hollins area on Sunday morning.
Around 8:27 a.m. on March 19, firefighters were dispatched to the 100 block of Plymouth Drive for reports of a house fire. At the scene, crews found a home engulfed in heavy smoke with flames coming from the back of the house. Roanoke County firefighters and Roanoke Fire-EMS immediately began emergency responses and the fire was controlled within 15 minutes.
A teenager and three pets were home during the fire but were able to safely evacuate.
The family is being assisted by the American Red Cross and will be staying with family in the area. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and remains under investigation.
WFXR News will update you with information as it is released.