One dead after Roanoke brush fire

The fire has been deemed accidental, crews say


ROANOKE, Va.UPDATE - Nov. 29, 2022

An individual who was critically injured in a brush fire last week passed away Monday morning (Nov. 28), according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Authorities said the fire happened on Wednesday, Nov. 23 in the 700 block of Hemlock Rd NW.

Officials have not identified the victim at this time.

The investigation by the Roanoke Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire was accidental.

ORIGINAL STORY - Nov. 23, 2022

Roanoke Fire-EMS says units were called to the 700 block of Hemlock Rd NW for reports of a brush fire at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday.

Crews say upon arrival, they discovered a brush fire approximately an acre and a half in size.

The fire department says crews discovered one person who had been burned. The individual was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries, firefighters say.

Roanoke Fire-EMS says the fire has been deemed accidental.

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