Roanoke Days Inn fire now being investigated as arson

Fire caused about $100,000 in damages

Dozens displaced after Days Inn fire
Dozens displaced after Days Inn fire

ROANOKE, Va. – The Saturday night fire that forced dozens to evacuated is being investigated as arson, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Officials say the fire caused about $100,000 worth of damage to the Days Inn on Orange Avenue NE.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call either the City of Roanoke’s Fire Marshal’s Office Tip Line at 540-853-2406 or the Roanoke Police Department at 540-344-8500 and share what you know.


ORIGINAL STORY

Dozens of people were evacuated after a fire at a Roanoke hotel Saturday night.

At 11:41 p.m., authorities said Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 600 block of Orange Ave NE for a fire at a Days Inn.

According to firefighters, crews arrived to find smoke coming from the three-story building and had to go door-to-door to make sure everyone escaped.