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Cause of Roanoke County townhouse fire deemed accidental

Two people displaced

Crews responded to a fire at a townhouse in Roanoke County on Thursday.
Crews responded to a fire at a townhouse in Roanoke County on Thursday. (Roanoke County Fire and Rescue)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE, JULY 24 7:30 A.M.

Officials have deemed the cause of a Roanoke County fire accidental.

Authorities say the fire was caused by accidental cooking and caused $15,000 in damages.


ORIGINAL STORY

Crews responded to a fire at a townhouse in Roanoke County on Thursday.

At around 8:15 p.m., firefighters arrived to the 7700 block of Williamson Road to find smoke coming from the front of a two-story townhouse.

No one was hurt and the fire was under control in less than 10 minutes, according to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue.

Two people were displaced because of the fire and were being helped by their property management company.

The adjoining units to the one on fire weren’t damaged. Roanoke County Fire and Rescue said the fire appeared to have started in the kitchen.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the specific cause and estimating the amount in damages.

*Updated: The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office has determined that this fire was accidental due to unattended...

Posted by Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department on Thursday, July 23, 2020

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