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Off-duty firefighter saves dog in Roanoke house fire that injured 1

ROANOKE, Va. – Crews are responding to a house fire in southwest Roanoke.

It started just before 7 a.m. Wednesday at a home near the intersection of Rorer Avenue and 20th Street. When firefighters arrived, they were greeted by smoke coming from the back of the house. 

Roanoke Fire-EMS
Roanoke Fire-EMS

One person was taken to the hospital for burn treatment and is expected to survive. An off-duty firefighter was able to save a dog as well. 

Rorer Avenue and a stretch of 20th Street are blocked in that area.  

There is no damage estimate yet and the cause is under investigation. 

Roanoke Fire-EMS
Roanoke Fire-EMS

10 News has a crew there learning more. Check back for updates.