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Roanoke authorities search for suspects after fire ruled incendiary

Fire in the 1600 block of Melrose Avenue

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE, 11:30 A.M.

Authorities say they are working to identify suspects after a fire in Roanoke on Wednesday was ruled incendiary.

The fire was in the 1600 block of Melrose Avenue NW at a boarded-up home, according to Roanoke FIre-EMS.

Anyone with information is asked to call either the City of Roanoke’s Fire Marshal’s Office at 540-853-2795 or the Roanoke Police Department at 540-344-8500.


ORIGINAL STORY

No one is hurt after a house fire in Roanoke on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire, which was in the 1600 block of Melrose Avenue NW, was at a boarded-up home, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the home.

Upon an initial search of the house, no one was inside of it.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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