UPDATE: Roanoke County home ruled total loss after early morning fire; cause still undetermined

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UPDATE 9:40 a.m.: The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office says the cause of Tuesday morning’s house fire along Summer View Drive is still undetermined, but the most probable cause is related to the wood stove.

Meanwhile, the estimated value of the house — which was ruled a total loss — is $33,500, according to fire officials.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Roanoke County home is destroyed and a resident is displaced after a house fire broke out early Tuesday morning.

Shortly after 4:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 21, the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department says crews responded to the 8500 block of Summer View Drive — in the North County area — for the report of a residential structure fire.

According to the department, the first units to arrive at the scene found heavy flames and smoke showing from the roof of a single-story, wood-sided, single-family home.

Fire officials say the house was occupied by one adult and one dog at the time of the fire, but they managed to escape unharmed.

As of this writing, the department says the Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is on scene to investigate the cause of the fire, which was originally called in by a Roanoke County police officer in the area.

There are no reports of injuries resulting from this fire, but officials deemed the home a total loss.

(Photo: Hazelmarie Anderson/WFXR News)

The displaced adult is reportedly receiving help from the American Red Cross.

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