Roanoke Co. house fire still under investigation - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Roanoke Co. house fire still under investigation

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Update 11:45 a.m. Monday, September 9th

Fire Marshals from the Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department and Detectives from the Roanoke County Police Department are continuing their investigation of the house fire.

At this point, the cause of the fire still has not been determined, although police say no foul is suspected.

The Medical Examiner's Office has determined that the victim died of smoke inhalation.

No identification has been released at this time.


Update 6:00 p.m.

Roanoke County Fire & Rescue say a body was found in the Roanoke County burned-out house on Twelve O'clock Knob Road. 

Investigators from the Roanoke County Fire Marshal's Office and Police Department are working together to determine what caused this fire and fatality.


A house is destroyed after an early morning fire in Roanoke County.

Roanoke County Fire & Rescue crews were called to the 4700 block of Twelve O'clock Knob Road early Saturday morning for a reported fire.  At just after 1 a.m. residents in the area reported to 9-1-1 that they could see flames at a distance but did not know if it was a structure or trees ablaze.    

When the first firefighters arrived, they found a two-story wood framed house fully engulfed in flames.

Volunteer and career crews from the Back Creek, Bent Mountain, Cave Spring, and Fort Lewis stations worked for hours to get the fire under control.  Crews used tanker trucks and nearby ponds for their water supply.  Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the house and stop it from spreading to the surrounding wooded area.

The house is a total loss and investigators are on scene sorting through the ruble to determine what sparked the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

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