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Three displaced after house fire in northwest Roanoke

Two firefighters injured

Crews are battling a house fire in northwest Roanoke
Crews are battling a house fire in northwest Roanoke (Roanoke Fire & EMS Dept.)


ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE, 6:15 A.M.

Three people are out of a home and two firefighters are injured after a house fire in northwest Roanoke.

Authorities say the two adults and one child who were displaced will be helped by the Red Cross.

One firefighter was treated for a burn at the scene of the fire, and another was taken to the hospital to be evaluated for a possible sprain.

The house next to the house where the fire took place has two apartments. The apartment closest to the fire was somewhat damaged.


ORIGINAL STORY, 4:30 A.M.

Crews are on the scene of a house fire in northwest Roanoke.

Authorities say they received the call just after 3 a.m. for a fire in the 700 block of McDowell Ave. NW.

When crews first arrived, they say they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the house. The on-scene commander made it a second-alarm fire to get help from other units.

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