Family displaced after house destroyed in Roanoke County fire

Authorities say a parakeet died in the fire

A family has been displaced and will be staying with relatives after their house was completely destroyed by a fire in Roanoke County.

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – A family has been displaced and will be staying with relatives after their house was completely destroyed by a fire in Roanoke County.

On Friday at about 5:48 a.m., crews responded to the 7000 block of Lodi Lane, which is in the vicinity of Back Creek, for the report of the house fire.

Firefighters arrived to find heavy fire and smoke coming from the roof of the two-story, wood-sided, single-family home.

At the time of the fire, two adults were inside the home. While both adults and a dog made it out unharmed due to a smoke alarm, authorities say a parakeet died in the fire.

The house is a total loss, according to the fire department. The family has been displaced and will be staying with relatives who live close by.

At this time, the Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating to determine the cause of the fire and to estimate the damage.


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