UPDATE: Six residents displaced after Sunday morning fire in northwest Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News

A fire in the 1800 block of Hanover Avenue NW is out. Four residents have been displaced. (Image courtesy of Roanoke Fire-EMS).

UPDATE 1:45 p.m.: Roanoke Fire-EMS has confirmed that six residents have been displaced in the fire Sunday morning in the northwestern section of Roanoke.


ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Crews with Roanoke Fire-EMS spent part of Sunday morning battling a structure fire in northwest Roanoke.

According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, they were dispatched to the 1800 block of Staunton Avenue NW just after 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 18. When crews arrived, they found smoke and fire coming from a home in the 1800 block of Hanover Avenue NW.

The department says a vehicle that was on fire had rolled into the structure, which caused the fire to spread to the home.

An adjacent building also sustained some heat damage.

Four people have been displaced as a result of the fire. Those residents are being helped by the American Red Cross.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

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