UPDATE 12:08 p.m.: Roanoke County first responders were dispatched to a second call Tuesday morning from the north side of the county.
According to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, while crews were clearing the scene of the 8 a.m. commercial structure fire, they were called to a commercial fire alarm at an apartment building on Hawthorne Road.
Even though the first units to arrive noticed a light haze on smoke in the laundry room in the building’s basement, fire officials say the problem was isolated to that room.
There are no reports of injuries or damage resulting from this fire alarm.
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — First responders were dispatched to a commercial structure fire in Roanoke County Tuesday morning, but employees managed to help out by keeping the fire contained.
Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department says crews responded at approximately 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, for a report of a commercial structure fire at an industrial building in the 7700 block of Plantation Road.
The first units on scene — who were from Station 5 in Hollins — found smoke coming from the side of the building.
According to the department, employees used portable fire extinguishers to fight the fire, which remained contained to a piece of equipment inside the building without any extension.
There are no reports of injuries resulting from the fire.
As of 9 a.m. on Tuesday, fire officials say the Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is on scene to investigate a cause and provide a damage estimate.