UPDATE: Accidental structure fire in Roanoke County Wednesday displaces three, causes $15,000 in damages

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UPDATE 12:21 p.m.: Fire officials announced Wednesday morning’s accidental structure fire at a Roanoke County apartment complex not only displaced three people, but it resulted in thousands of dollars in damages.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire was caused by a mechanical/maintenance issue with the AC/heat pump furnace.

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department says the structure sustained an estimated $15,000 from the fire.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Three Roanoke County residents — including one child — are displaced following a structure fire at a Cave Spring apartment complex Wednesday morning.

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department says crews were dispatched at approximately 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16 to the 4300 block of Electric Road for a reported commercial structure fire in the Cave Spring area.

When the first crews arrived at Copper Croft Apartments, they found light smoke coming from the inside of an apartment on the second floor, according to the department. First responders reportedly brought the fire under control in approximately 30 minutes.

Fire officials say one person was treated for smoke inhalation at the scene, but refused to be brought to a local hospital.

According to the department, the apartment’s occupants — two adults and a child — evacuated safely, but they will be displaced and receive assistance from Copper Croft management.

There are no other reports of injured or displaced residents resulting from this fire.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is currently on scene to investigate the cause of the fire and estimate the damages sustained.

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