UPDATE: Five people from two northeast Roanoke homes displaced after early morning fire

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UPDATE 7:24 a.m.: A Roanoke Fire-EMS representative told WFXR News that the family was able to make it out of a northeast Roanoke house amid an early morning fire thanks to their dogs and their smoke alarms.

“Everyone did make it out of the house. We didn’t have to do any rescues. Thankfully, apparently, they were notified by dogs and their smoke alarms,” said Kristen Perdue with Roanoke Fire-EMS. “In this type, we just make sure we’re getting more water on it, getting inside and doing an interior attack as well. Just making sure we’re putting the fire out so it doesn’t spread to the main parts of the living areas.”

According to fire officials, neither house is a total loss. The house where the fire started has smoke damage to the main living area, but it will be livable once it is cleared. Meanwhile, the second house has some damage to the garage.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Five people from neighboring homes in northeast Roanoke are displaced after a two-alarm fire broke out early Thursday morning.

Roanoke Fire-EMS says crews responded to a report of a fire in the 3300 block of Ridgerun Drive NE shortly before 2:45 a.m. on Thursday , Jan. 14.

When units arrived on scene, they found heavy smoke and flames showing from a residential structure.

According to the department, first responders at the scene updated it to a second alarm fire when they discovered the flames had spread to a neighboring home.

Even there are no reports of injuries, fire officials say five residents from the two separate homes will be displaced because of the fire. However, those displaced occupants will reportedly be staying with friends or family members in the area.

Roanoke Fire-EMS tweeted at 4:35 a.m. on Thursday that units at the scene are cleaning up the tools and equipment used to battle the blaze as they start the investigation into the cause of the fire.

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