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

Roanoke Co. house fire still under investigation

Posted: Updated:
ROANOKE COUNTY, VA -

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Vigil held for 2-year-old girl who died after being left in hot van

    Vigil held for 2-year-old girl who died after being left in hot van

    Monday, September 1 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:30:57 GMT
    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
    Roanoke City Police are investigating the incident surrounding the death of a 2-year-old girl. According to a news release from police, officers were called to the 1500 block of Kenwood Boulevard SE at 4:27 p.m. Sunday for an unresponsive child.
  • Kraft Foods recalls over 7,500 cases of Kraft American Singles

    Kraft Foods recalls over 7,500 cases of Kraft American Singles

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:43:53 GMT
    (WSLS)-- Kraft Foods announces a voluntary recall of more than 7,500 cases of craft singles cheese slices.The company says the recall is a precaution after a supplier failed to store the cheese in accordance with Kraft temperature standards.No complaints or illnesses have been reported. If you have one of the affected packages, return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.Here are the affected items:Product Name:12 oz Kraft American Singles (16 slices)Best When Used by Date...
    (WSLS)-- Kraft Foods announces a voluntary recall of more than 7,500 cases of craft singles cheese slices.The company says the recall is a precaution after a supplier failed to store the cheese in accordance with Kraft temperature standards.No complaints or illnesses have been reported. If you have one of the affected packages, return it to the store where it was purchased for a full refund.Here are the affected items:Product Name:12 oz Kraft American Singles (16 slices)Best When Used by Date...
  • Community mourns loss of two-year-old girl left behind in hot car

    Community mourns loss of 2-year-old girl left behind in hot car

    Community mourns loss of 2-year-old girl left behind in hot car

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:50:01 GMT
    Dozens of people in the community in Southeast Roanoke gathered and circled around to remember the life of a two-year-old girl.
    Dozens of people in the community in Southeast Roanoke gathered and circled around to remember the life of a two-year-old girl.
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.