ROANOKE, Va (WFXR) – Roanoke City firefighters were dispatched to two working fires early this morning.
The two calls came in less than an hour of each other.
The first call came in at 1:13 A.M. Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to a working fire at The Cloisters, an apartment complex located at the 500 block of Bluff Avenue SW. The fire spread to two apartments inside the house, starting on the first floor, and moving up to the second floor and down to the basement.
Two residents were displaced by the fire. No injuries have been reported. They are being assisted by the Red Cross.
Then, at 1:51 a.m., firefighters responded to another working fire at a home located at the 400 block of Arbutus Ave. When they arrived on scene, they found a shed on fire. According to Lieutenant Kyle Inman, crews were able to contain the fire, with some difficulty due to the high wind gusts in the area. The shed, which served as a storage unit for tools and other materials, was completely destroyed.
There was one resident who was sleeping inside the home at the time of the fire. Lt. Inman believes it may have been neighbors who noticed the fire and made the 911 call.
Both fires are still under investigation.