No one hurt in Roanoke house fire

Fire caused by faulty wiring

ROANOKE, Va. – Officials say no one was hurt after a house fire in Roanoke on Monday afternoon.

Fire crews were dispatched to the 600 block of Allison Ave SW just before 4:45 p.m., according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

A neighbor noticed smoke coming out of the house and alerted those inside, who were able to get out safely, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

The residents were displaced by the fire and Red Cross Virginia is assisting them.

The fire was accidental and caused by faulty wiring, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. Damage is estimated to be around $25,000.

After Monday’s Allison Ave fire, Roanoke Fire-EMS shared a reminder that it is illegal to drive over a fire hose. They say that while it hasn’t happened recently, a number of “close calls” prompted the reminder.

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