Fire in northwest Roanoke set intentionally, authorities say

Blaze caused by pyrotechnic flare device

Two people are displaced after Roanoke house fire/

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE - Jan. 21, 9:45 a.m.

A fire on Grandview Avenue on Wednesday that displaced two people was set intentionally, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Authorities said the blaze was caused by the inappropriate use of a pyrotechnic flare device in the basement of the home.

No charges have been filed against the person using the device, authorities said.

UPDATE - 6 p.m.

A fire in northwest Roanoke on Grandview Avenue has been marked under control, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

No one reported injuries as a result of the fire. Two people were displaced.

Crews determined that the fire was in the basement of the house. The cause is still under investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY

Crews are working to extinguish a fire in northwest Roanoke.

At 5:13 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 3900 block of Grandview Avenue NW for a reported fire.

They arrived to find heavy smoke inside the building.

10 News has a crew heading to the scene and will update this story as soon as we have more information.

Below is a map of the approximate location of where the fire is:


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