Trailer fire in Northwest Roanoke accidental, leaves $35,000 in damages, crews say

The fire happened Wednesday morning on Overbrook Street


The fire that left one person hurt and two dogs dead on Wednesday morning in Northwest Roanoke has been deemed accidental, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

At 5:56 a.m., crews said they responded to a structure fire in the 1100 block of Overbrook Street NW.

Authorities said when they got to the scene, they saw heavy black smoke and flames coming from the back of the home.

We’re told a defensive fire attack was performed and they got the fire under control in about an hour.

One person was treated at the scene for minor injuries and two dogs died in the fire, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. A third dog is still missing.

The Fire Marshal’s Office determined the cause of the fire was electrical and deemed it to be accidental.

Damages to the trailer and its contents are estimated to be $35,000, crews said.


A trailer home in Northwest Roanoke caught fire Wednesday morning, leaving two dogs dead, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Authorities say the fire happened at about 6 a.m. in the 1100 block of Overbrook St NW and was brought under control within an hour or so.

Fortunately, no residents or firefighters were hurt in the incident. Officials say a third dog is unaccounted for.

At this time, the Fire Marshal’s Office is working with Code Enforcement to determine the status of the property.

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