UPDATE: Sunday morning house fire in Vinton started from combustibles being too close to a heat source, fire officials say

Roanoke Valley News

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.

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