UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office has concluded its investigation into the fire Sunday morning in Vinton.
They say the fire started due to combustibles being too close to a heat source.
The fire has been ruled as being accidental.
Damage estimates are $120,000.
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Crews with Roanoke County Fire and Rescue battled a house fire in Vinton Sunday morning that displaced one person.
According to the department, crews responded around 6 a.m. on Sunday, March 21 to a residential structure fire in the 200 block of Cedar Avenue in Vinton.
When units arrived at the scene, they found heavy fire from the rear of the two-story house, which was occupied by one adult at the time.
The occupant was able to get to safety without injury; however, the occupant will be displaced.
It took crews around one hour to knock the fire down, with some help from Roanoke Fire-EMS.
The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of the fire.
This marks the county’s third house fire over the course of three days.