UPDATE: Fire deemed ‘accidental’ after work garage destroyed in Botetourt County

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UPDATE 6:50 p.m.: The Botetourt County Department of Fire & EMS shared additional details with WFXR News about the fire that took place Wednesday afternoon in Troutville, leaving a work garage destroyed.

According to the department, shortly before noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24, crews received a report of a barn fire on Taylor Lane in Troutville.

When units arrived, they found a large, fully-involved fire at a mechanic’s shop on the property that was spreading rapidly to a number of vehicles parked adjacent to the structure.

Crews initially worked to confine the fire to the building of origin and protect exposures and establish a water supply since no hydrants were immediately available in the area of the fire.

Unites from across Botetourt County responded to the scene, as well as mutual aid from Roanoke County Fire and Rescue.

There are no reports of civilian or firefighter injuries resulting from this fire.

Fire officials say the cause of the blaze was determined to be accidental, related to ongoing renovations.

The department reminds citizens to be “Fire Safe,” especially during the holiday season.

“Make sure you have working smoke alarms in place and have a plan to get out and stay out. Practice your fire escape plan with your family and designate a meeting place,” says Deputy Chief Jeff Powell with the Botetourt County Department of Fire & EMS.


UPDATE 1:27 p.m.: A work garage in Botetourt County has been destroyed by a blaze that broke out along Taylor Lane in Troutville Wednesday.

WFXR News’ Kathlynn Stone found out the call came in about the fire around noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

A mixture of career and volunteer firefighters are currently on the scene from both Botetourt County and Roanoke County.

According to the man who owns the garage, he ran a business out of the building, using it to fix up and sell hot rod cars.

There were reportedly three or four cars inside the garage when the fire broke out.

At this time, there are no reports of injuries resulting from the blaze.


BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Crews from Botetourt County are ready to fight a fire in Troutville Wednesday afternoon.

The Troutville Volunteer Fire Department posted on social media just before 12:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 that units are responding to a working fire on Taylor Lane.

The department urges motorists to use caution in the Apple Orchard and Stoney Battery Road area.

WFXR News has a crew on the way to the scene at this time.

This is a developing story.

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