UPDATE 8:42 a.m. (4/28/22): First responders spent Wednesday night battling a two-alarm fire at a vacant home in southeast Roanoke, which sustained thousands of dollars in damages.

According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, crews were dispatched just before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27 to the 900 block of 9th Street SE for reports of a fire in an abandoned residence.

When units arrived at the scene, they found heavy flames coming from the back of the building and began a defensive attack. In order to ensure the first responders’ safety, the department says the call was upgraded to a second alarm to bring in extra resources.

(Photos courtesy: Roanoke Fire-EMS)

Officials tell WFXR News the fire was brought under control in less than an hour without any injuries.

Roanoke Fire-EMS says the damages to the structure and its contents are estimated at $21,000. As of this writing, the Fire Marshal’s Office is still investigating the cause of the blaze.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Crews are currently on the scene of a fire in southwest Roanoke.

Roanoke dispatchers say a two-alarm fire has blocked off 9th Street SE in Roanoke. The street is blocked between Highland Avenue and Montrose Avenue SE.

There is no word on any injuries at this time.