Roanoke County home sustains $7,000 in estimated damages after Sunday night fire

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A Roanoke County family is displaced after their home sustained thousands of dollars’ worth of damages in a Sunday night fire.

According to the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department, crews responded shortly after 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 1 to the 6600 block of Old Mill Road in the Back Creek area for a reported residential structure fire.

The first units to arrive at the scene from Station 11 (Back Creek) found light smoke showing from the front door of single-story home, which was occupied by one adult at the time of the fire.

First responders brought the fire under control in approximately 10 minutes.

The department says the adult occupant and his dog both evacuated safely and there were no reports of injuries. However, a family of four was displaced and is staying with relatives.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal says the fire was accidental and started in the kitchen, resulting in smoke damage throughout the house’s main floor. Fire officials estimate the home sustained approximately $7,000 worth of damages.

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