Wasena intersection reopens after Friday morning fire

Crews are on the scene of a fire in Roanoke's Wasena neighborhood (WSLS)

ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE

The intersection of Main Street SW and Wasena Ave. SW is now back open after a house fire on Friday morning.

When crews arrived, they said they found fire coming from the second floor and the three people who lived there evacuating.

Authorities said the fire expanded into the attic, which had a lot of storage materials.

Crews were able to put out the fire, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Authorities said two dogs were also inside the home, and one of them died in the fire. A cat is also still missing.

The fire remains under investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY

Crews are currently on the scene of a house fire in Roanoke’s Wasena neighborhood.

Authorities said crews were called to the home at the intersection of Main Street and Wasena Avenue SW just before 6 a.m.

Everyone inside the home made it out safely, and the owner of the home is being checked out by first responders at the scene, officials said.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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