Two injured including wheelchair-bound resident in Roanoke County house fire Saturday

Roanoke Valley News

The resident of this home and a firefighter were injured in the fire Saturday. (Image courtesy of Roanoke County Fire & Rescue).

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – One person and a firefighter were injured in an evening house fire Saturday in Roanoke County.

According to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue, crews responded to the 3400 block of Locust Grove Lane in the Fort Lewis area just after 5:15 p.m.

Crews reported smoke and fire showing from the single-family, one-story, brick home.

They say the fire was knocked down within around 30 minutes.

Fire crews say the house was occupied by a single wheelchair-bound adult at the time of the fire. That person was able to get themselves out of the home to the front porch. That person was then assisted by several bystanders to get to a safer place and was taken to a local hospital to be treated for burn injuries.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office says the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Damage to the home is estimated at $250,000.

One firefighter was also injured while battling the blaze.

Salem Fire & EMS assisted with fighting the fire.

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