ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – UPDATE
A house fire in Roanoke County has left $20,000 in damages, according to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue.
Authorities say the fire, which happened 6400 block of Poages Mill Drive, was caused by an electrical arc of an exterior outlet.
A house fire in Roanoke County Wednesday evening left a family displaced, according to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue.
Roanoke County Fire and Rescue crews said they responded to the 6400 block of Poages Mill Drive in the Back Creek area of Roanoke County at 7:46 p.m. for a residential structure fire.
Crews from Station 11 were first to arrive at the scene, according to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue. We’re told they found smoke coming from the two-story home.
Roanoke County Fire and Rescue said the fire was brought under control within around 15 minutes.
The home was occupied by two adults and two pets at the time of the fire, but luckily, all were able to evacuate safely, authorities said.
The family will be displaced as a result of the fire and will be staying with family, crews said.
The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is working to determine the cause of the fire and to provide a damage estimate.