Grandin neighbors helping Community Inn after fire

Roanoke Fire EMS says it was caused by improperly disposed smoking materials


Roanoke Fire-EMS says the cause of the fire at the Community Inn Restaurant was improperly disposed smoking materials.

Crews say it was ruled accidental, and damages are estimated a minimum $75,000.

Nathan Webster, the owner of The Village Grill, has posted a special fundraiser for the staff of Community Inn as the rebuilding begins.

He says some of Community Inn's bartenders will be working alongside his staff until their jobs resume.


Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to a fire at the Community Inn Restaurant in Grandin Village at around 2:30 a.m. Sunday and remain on scene.

According to Tiffany Bradbury, the Community Risk Reduction Specialist, the Community Inn sustained a lot of damage.

On The Rise Bakery also has smoke and possible water damage.

The cause of the fire and just how much damage is still under investigation.

No one was injured.

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