UPDATE 3/21 — The Roanoke Fire Marshal’s Office has finished its investigation on a structure fire that occurred on Friday, March 17.

Crews found a pile of recyclable materials on fire within the Recycling and Disposal Solution facility on Korte St. SW, and due to the large number of materials, crews were on the scene for several hours to make sure the fire was extinguished.

There were no reported injuries, and the cause of the fire has been determined to be accidental. Damages to the facility are estimated to be around $100,000.

UPDATE 9:50 a.m. — Roanoke Fire-EMS says they received the call around 4 a.m. Responding crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the building, and when they walked to the back side, they discovered it was on fire.

Firefighters worked throughout the morning to contain the blaze to prevent it from spreading to the office space located in the front of the building.

Crews told WFXR that the warehouse is a recycling plant, and they are currently using a bulldozer to pull out the plastic and trash from the building.

No injuries have been reported at this time, and crews still working to determine the cause of the fire. Firefighters say there is still a heavy smell of smoke in the surrounding area, but affirm that there is no immediate threat.

This is a developing story. WFXR will update you with any new information as it is released.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — On Friday, March 17, Roanoke Fire-EMS reported that crews are on the scene of a fire in the Norwich area.

Crews will be on the scene for some time, however, the fire is under control. Traffic is currently blocked on Roanoke Ave. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and seek alternate routes if possible.

Roanoke Fire-EMS wants residents to know that there is no immediate danger to life or health at the moment.

This is a developing story. WFXR will update you with any new information as it is released.