No injuries after laundry bag catches fire at North Roanoke Assisted Living

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – No one was hurt after a laundry bag ignited at North Roanoke Assisted Living early Wednesday morning. 

Firefighters responded around 2 a.m. to a fire alarm at the assisted living facility, which is on Williamson Road in the Hollins area of Roanoke County. Crews found light smoke and one activated sprinkler. 

Crews were able to determine that a single laundry bag on an outside stoop had caught fire. They were able to contain the fire to the laundry bag. 

The occupants of one building of the facility were temporarily moved to other buildings and were allowed back to their rooms after an hour and a half. 

The cause is under investigation.