UPDATE 5:10 p.m. ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke Fire Marshal’s Office determined that the two house fires that occurred early Friday morning were connected, and a person of interest was later found dead at McAffe Knob Trailhead.
Investigators say the fires occurred around 3:30 a.m. and police say two individuals were found dead at McAffe Knob Trailhead around 6 a.m. on May 26. It is unclear which individual was the person of interest in this investigation.
The Fire Marshal’s Office is continuing to investigate the cause of these fires. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tip Line at 540-853-2408 or the Roanoke Police Department at 540-344-8500. You can also text RPD at 274637; please begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it is properly sent. Both calls and texts can remain anonymous.
WFXR News will continue to update you with additional details as they are released.
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause of two house fires that occurred early Friday morning.
According to the Roanoke Fire and EMS Department, around 3:30 a.m. on May 26th, crews were dispatched to a fire on the 800 block of Rorer Avenue SW. A few moments later, firefighters were dispatched again to the second house fire in the 30th block of 14th Street SW. Firefighters say both fires were quickly contained.
At this time, it is unknown if anyone was injured.
The Fire Marshal is asking anyone with additional information to call the Fire Marshal’s Office tip line at 540-853-2406, or the Roanoke Police Department at 540-344-8500. Texts can also be sent to 274637 with the text beginning with “RoanokePD.” Police say calls and texts can remain anonymous.
WFXR News will update you with additional details as they are released.