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Roanoke Co. Copper Croft Apartment fire

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UPDATE from Roanoke County Fire and Rescue:

An afternoon fire caused $30,000 in estimated damages. Roanoke County Fire & Rescue crews responded to a reported structure fire in the 4300 block of Electric Road at just after 2:30 this afternoon.

When the first firefighters arrived on scene, no smoke or flames were visible. Upon entering a second floor apartment, they found flames coming from a laundry room. Firefighters from the Cave Spring and Clearbrook stations were able to contain the flames to the laundry room, but the apartment sustained smoke and water damage. A city crew assisted with fire suppression efforts.

The woman who lived in the apartment, along with her two pets is displaced and the Red Cross has been called to assist. Two men who live in the apartment below are also displaced due to water damage.

Fire investigators have determined that the fire started in the laundry room in a dryer vent. There were also nearby combustibles that provide fuel for the fire.

No injuries were reported.

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Roanoke County crews on are the scene of a fire at Copper Croft Apartments across from Tanglewood Mall.

We're told a fire started on the second floor and it was contained to one room.

Firefighters say they were able to put it out in about 15 minutes.

The fire marshal is on the scene investigating the cause.

There is smoke and water damage but no injuries.

We'll have more info as we get it.

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