Firefighter hospitalized after Vinton fire destroys two abandoned homes

Authorities say the fire happened in the 100 block of Highland Road

A firefighter was transported to the hospital and two abandoned houses were destroyed after a fire Tuesday night (April 25), according to the Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department. (Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department)

VINTON, Va. – A firefighter was transported to the hospital and two abandoned houses were destroyed after a fire Tuesday night (April 25) in Vinton, according to the Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department.

Crews were called to the 100 block of Highland Road for a report of the fire at about 11:05 p.m. and arrived to find a two-story wood frame home engulfed in flames. Witnesses were able to confirm that no one was inside and told authorities that the house was abandoned.

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Fire in Vinton VA Between Gusnicks Blvd and Lee Ave.

Not long after, the fire spread to another abandoned home, the department said.

The fire took about one hour to bring under control and sent one firefighter to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. He has since been released, authorities said.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office says the fire left about $41,800 in damages.


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