Roanoke fire leaves $475K in damages, was accidental, crews say

The fire happened at a commercial building off of Orange Avenue NE Wednesday


A fire at a commercial building in Roanoke on Wednesday has been deemed accidental and left thousands of dollars in damages, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

On Wednesday at 11:56 a.m., crews were dispatched to the 110 block of Orange Avenue NE for reports of a structure fire.

We’re told units got to the scene within five minutes, where they saw smoke and flames coming from a commercial structure.

After entering the building, crews said they found a vehicle on fire.

According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, crews were able to get the fire under control by 12:22 p.m., and no injuries were reported.

The Fire Marshal’s Office has determined the fire was accidental.

Damages to the building and its contents are estimated to be $475,000, Roanoke Fire-EMS said.


Crews with Roanoke Fire-EMS are at the scene of a fire on Orange Avenue.

Authorities said the fire is under control at this time.

Billows of smoke were seen coming from the area, so if you’re headed this way, find another route if you can.

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