ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Crews with Roanoke Fire-EMS battled a house fire Monday afternoon in the northwestern part of the city.

Fire officials say they were dispatched to a report of a structure fire just after 5:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Chestnut Avenue NW.

When crews arrived, they found light smoke coming from the front of the house. They found the fire on the back porch and it had spread to an interior wall.

Crews were able to get the fire under control within about 20 minutes of the initial report. All residents were able to make it out safely.

Crews determined the fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials. Approximately $10,000 in damage was caused.

This was the second house fire reported in northwest Roanoke on Monday. According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, when crews responded to the first fire in the 3700 block of Greenland Avenue NW just before 7 a.m., they ended up finding one person dead inside the home.