One person hospitalized after house fire in Northwest Roanoke

The person sustained life-threatening injuries

Investigation continues tonight of what started a fire that put someone in the hospital.


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.

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