9:40 a.m. — The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s office has given a small update don’t the fire that engulfed two abandoned homes in Vinton on April 25.
The injured firefighter from the scene has been released from the hospital, and officials say the damage to the homes is an estimated $41,800.
The cause of the fire is still unknown and remains under investigation. WFXR will continue to update this story as more information is made available.
VINTON, Va. (WFXR) — The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue have reported responding to a fire in the town of Vinton on April 25.
Responders arrived around 11:05 p.m. at the 100 block of Highland Road for reports of a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a two-story home fully engulfed with flames. A witness was able to confirm that the structure was abandoned and no one was inside. The fire had also spread to an empty two-story wood home that was nearby.
Crews were able to knock down the fire. Neither home was occupied, and therefore, no one was displaced. One firefighter was transported to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Roanoke County Fire Marshal has already determined that both houses are a total loss, however, the exact amount of damages has yet to be determined. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
WFXR will update you will more information as it is made available.