UPDATE: First responders rescue cats, bring fire under control at northwest Roanoke home

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UPDATE 11:06 a.m.: Roanoke Fire-EMS says crews have brought Monday morning’s house fire in northwest Roanoke under control and rescued two cats in the process.

The department says units extinguished the flames in less than 20 minutes after they were dispatched.

Meanwhile, Animal Wardens from the Roanoke Police Department are bringing the two cats rescued from the fire to the emergency vet.

Officials say they are currently investigating the cause of the fire.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — First responders are spending their Monday morning trying to put out a fire at a home in northwest Roanoke.

Roanoke Fire-EMS says that units were dispatched just before 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 16 to the 4500 block of Westdale Road NW for a structure fire.

When crews arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from a residence in the area.

According to the department’s tweet at 10:07 a.m., firefighters are currently at the scene and working to extinguish the fire, which is located at the back of the residence.

This is a developing story.

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