New Year’s Day house fire in Roanoke County caused by electrical wiring

Roanoke Valley News

(Image courtesy of Roanoke County Fire & Rescue).

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – On Saturday afternoon, Roanoke County fire crews battled a house fire in the Cave Spring section of the county.

According to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue, they responded to the 5700 block of Crystal Creek Drive around 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 1.

When crews first arrived, they found smoke coming from the single-story, wood-sided home.

They say the fire was put out within 45 minutes. Smoke damage was spread throughout the home but the fire itself was contained to the attack. There was also some heat damage to the room below where the fire was.

The home was said to have been a rental property with no one living in the home at the time of the fire.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office investigated the cause of the fire and determined that it was accidental and resulted from electrical wiring in the disconnect box that serviced the air handler in the attic.

Damage to the home is estimated at $45,000.

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