UPDATE 8:46 a.m.: Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched for reports of a structure fire on the 1500 block of Wise Ave SE, yesterday at 7:21 a.m.

According to officials — when units arrive — they found heavy smoke and flames showing from the exterior of a two-story structure believed to be vacant.

Roanoke Fire-EMS says, because it was deemed unsafe for personnel to perform an interior fire attack, crews initially performed a defensive fire attack from the exterior of the building.

Officials say the fire was brought under control at 8:50 a.m.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Roanoke Fire Marshal’s Office. However, the structure has been deemed a total loss, and no injuries have been reported.



ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke Fire-EMS crews are currently on the scene of a working fire.

Roanoke Fire-EMS is warning drivers to take alternate routes around the 1500 block of Wise Ave SE.