Roanoke house fire ruled accidental, officials say

Officials estimate $40,000 in damages after a house fire in Roanoke.


The Roanoke County Fire Marshals Office has reported the cause of the fire to be accidental, due to an electrical issue.

Officials say estimated damages are about $40,000.


Roanoke County Fire and Rescue are investigating the cause of a fire in the 1400 block of Skyview Road.

When crews arrived around 6:08 Saturday morning, they found a one-story home with fire and smoke from the basement door. Investigators said no one was in the house because it was undergoing renovations. Officials said part of the floor collapsed, and there were no injuries. Detectives said the fire was out in about 20 minutes.

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