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Seven people displaced after Saturday morning house fire in Roanoke

Roanoke Fire and EMS say the fire was caused by improper use of a space heater

ROANOKE, Va. – A house fire in the 1000 block of Pechin Ave SE in Roanoke leaves 7 people out of their home Saturday.

Roanoke Fire and EMS say the fire is accidental and started due to improper use of a space heater.

Crews say they were able to knock down the fire quickly. No one was hurt.

The residents are being assisted by the American Red Cross.