ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE 9/20/22:
One man is dead after a fire in Roanoke County on Sunday, according to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department.
On Sunday around 4:57 a.m., crews responded to the 4700 block of Fort Lewis Church Road for the fire.
Crews said they found a two-story wood frame heavily involved in the fire, and that neighbors advised them that there could be someone inside.
The crew said they went into the back of the house and rescued one person.
The man, now identified as 82-year-old Harry Harris, was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died, authorities said.
According to the release, the fire was under control in around one hour, and damage estimated to the home was $75,000.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the fire was still under investigation, according to authorities.
ORIGINAL STORY 9/18/22:
Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded at approximately 4:57 a.m. on Sunday, September 18, 2022, to the 4700 block of Fort Lewis Church Road, in the Fort Lewis area.
Crews found a two-story wood frame structure that was heavily involved in fire. Neighbors advised firefighters that there was possibly someone still in the house.
The crew entered the house in the back of the structure and found one person they rescued.
Teams treated the victim on the scene and took them to a local hospital where he later died.
Firefighters said the house is a total loss. Damage estimates are $75,000.
The fire was under control in approximately 60 minutes.
The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is on the scene to investigate a cause.