ROANOKE, Va. – UPDATE
A fire in Northwest Roanoke has been deemed accidental, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.
Authorities said the fire was caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.
The fire happened Tuesday evening and sent one person to the hospital.
Roanoke Fire-EMS crews worked to put out a fire in Northwest Roanoke Tuesday evening.
At 6:13 p.m., crews were dispatched to the 500 block of Harrison Ave NW for reports of a fire.
When units arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from a residential structure. Crews were forced to cut a hole through the roof to extinguish the fire as they encountered difficulty battling the fire.
Officials said one person sustained life-threatening injuries in the fire and has been transported.
The fire is now under control.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.