ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Fire crews quickly extinguished a garage fire in Roanoke County on Monday afternoon.
Around 4:30 p.m., crews responded to the 3600 block of Pinevale Road for a report of a residential structure fire.
They arrived to find heavy smoke and flames from a detached three-car garage located behind a home.
There was one person in the garage at the time of the fire who safely evacuated.
The two occupants of the home will not be displaced. The fire was brought under control in about 25 minutes.
The garage is a total loss, as are three antique vehicles inside the garage and one outside the garage.
The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office ruled the fire to be “accidental” due to a fire that started in the engine compartment of a car while the vehicle was running.
The fire marshal’s office estimated damages are around $200,000.