Roanoke County family escapes overnight house fire

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ROANOKE COUNTY (WSLS 10) - Fire & rescue crews responded to an overnight fire in Roanoke County.

The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department says the house fire happened just after midnight, in the 1800 block of Mayfield Drive.

When the first crews arrived, they reported heavy fire on the side of the home.

Officials say a couple and their three children lived there and everyone escaped without injury.

The fire appears to have started on the outside in the rear of the structure and extended into the house and attic, crews say. There were no smoke alarms in this home.

Damage estimates are figured to be $70,000 and the fire remains under investigation.