ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A firefighter was taken to the hospital after a house fire broke out in Roanoke County early Monday morning, causing thousands of dollars worth of damage to a Hollins home.
The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department says crews responded to the 2900 block of Tully Drive for a residential structure fire at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, May 3.
The first units on scene from the Hollins station found smoke showing from the front door of the single-story home, which was under renovation and not occupied at the time of the fire, according to the department.
First responders brought the fire under control in approximately 45 minutes.
However, fire officials say one firefighter was transported to the hospital as a precaution, treated, and released Monday morning.
Since the home is not occupied at this time, the department says nobody will be displaced as a result of the fire.
While the cause of the fire is still under investigation by the Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office, the damage is currently estimated at $8,000, officials say.