Home destroyed, two displaced after Roanoke County house fire

Two adults escaped safely

A Roanoke County home is a total loss and two residents have been displaced after a fire. (Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

Officials said the cause of the fire was likely an electrical source and it was accidental in nature.

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Authorities estimate that the fire caused around $150,000 in damages.


ORIGINAL STORY

A Roanoke County home is a total loss and two residents have been displaced after a fire.

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to the fire at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday at the 2100 block of Wildwood Road in the Ft. Lewis area.

Heavy black smoke could be seen from a distance. Upon arrival, crews found a two-story wood-frame home engulfed in flames. It’s located in a steep and heavily wooded area.

Two people were inside at the time but made it out safely.

The structure fire did cause a small brush fire that was quickly contained. The fire was brought under control in about 45 minutes. The home is a total loss. The occupants of the home will be displaced and will be staying with family.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office has concluded its investigation and says a cause cannot be determined due to the amount of damage caused by the fire.

Authorities say the damage estimate is $300,000.


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