UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: Roanoke Fire-EMS Battalion Chief Chad Riddleberger tells WFXR News that there were no signs of a smoke alarm inside the home that burned in a fire Monday morning.

“One of the main things that stuck out with this fire is we never heard any type of audible smoke alarm or anything that gave us any indication that there was an alert that there was a fire in the house for the individual. We do want to make sure we have working smoke detectors in all residential and commercial buildings,” said Riddleberger.



UPDATE 4:35 p.m.: Roanoke Fire-EMS has provided an additional update to the fatal fire that took place earlier on Monday.

According to the department, crews were dispatched to the home at 6:52 a.m.

During an interior attack on the fire, crews accessed the second floor of the home and found the heaviest area of fire, which was coming out of the roof.

While they were searching the second floor of the home, first responders found one victim who was already dead. Officials have not yet identified that person, saying that the cause of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office.



UPDATE 10:59 a.m.: According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, the person who was found inside a northwest Roanoke home during Monday morning’s fire is dead.

However, the department did not share any additional information about the victim — whose identity will be revealed after next-of-kin is notified — or the circumstances surrounding the fire.



UPDATE 9:37 a.m.: Roanoke fire officials shared photos and additional details about Monday morning’s two-alarm house fire in northwest Roanoke.

According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, crews were dispatched just before 7 a.m. on Monday, April 11 to the 3700 block of Greenland Avenue NW for a report of a residential structure fire. When units arrived at the scene, they found smoke and flames showing from the house’s attic.

The department says one victim was found in the home, but there is no word on that victim’s condition at this time.

Meanwhile, the cause of the fire is currently under investigation.



UPDATE 7:50 a.m.: Roanoke Fire-EMS tells WFXR News that one victim has been taken from a northwest Roanoke home after a two-alarm fire broke out Monday morning.

There is no word on the extent of that victim’s injuries or the cause of the fire.

Meanwhile, the fire marshal is now at the scene of the incident.



ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke Fire-EMS crews are currently on the scene of a two-alarm house fire in the northwest part of the city.

Units were called to the fire shortly before 7 a.m. on Monday, April 11 from the intersection of Greenland Avenue NW and and Broad Street NW.

WFXR News has a crew at the scene working to learn more about what caused this fire, as well as whether anyone was inside when it started.

This is a developing story.