UPDATE: One taken to hospital after Saturday morning house fire in Roanoke County

Roanoke Valley News

UPDATE 8:45 a.m. 3/21/21: Roanoke County Fire and Rescue continues to investigate the fire on Saturday morning that displaced one and killed a cat.

According to the department, damage is estimated at $230,000.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Crews with Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to a house fire Saturday morning in the northern part of Roanoke County.

Authorities tell WFXR News that the fire was reported around 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 20 in the 6800 block of Trevilian Road.

When crews arrived, they found heavy fire come the back of a two-story home, which was occupied by one adult at the time. That person was able to escape the fire, but was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Fire officials say two cats were also inside the home, one of which died in the blaze while the other went missing.

Crews were able to knock the fire down within approximately 15 minutes.

However, the department says a section of the roof at the rear of the home collapsed in the fire and the occupant will be displaced.

Roanoke Fire-EMS assisted Roanoke County Fire and Rescue on the call.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

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