Unresponsive elderly woman rescued from fire

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UPDATE  6/17/19  9:28PM  — Authorities have determined that a fire in a Roanoke County townhome was sparked by combustibles that were left too close to a hearing source.

Damage is estimated $40,000.

The elderly woman who was rushed to the hospital have severe smoke inhalation; there is no update on her condition.


Authorities said an unresponsive elderly woman has been rescued from a townhome fire in Northeast Roanoke County.

The fire was reported at a home on Scarlet Oak Court near Hollins around 5:20 p.m.

The woman has life-threatening injuries.

Firefighters also tried to save a cat from the fire; the animal later died.

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