Roanoke County house fire deemed accidental, leaves $69k in damages

Authorities say no one was hurt

Authorities say two adults escaped a house fire unharmed in Roanoke County Wednesday. (Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department) (WSLS)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.UPDATE

The house fire that left two adults displaced in Roanoke County on Wednesday has been deemed accidental in nature, according to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue.

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Crews said they responded to the 3000 block of South Park Circle at 12:19 p.m., in the Cave Spring area of Roanoke County, for the report of a residential structure fire.

First responders found smoke coming from the front right side of the two-story home.

At the time of the fire, two adults were inside, but we’re told both were able to escape unharmed.

Later on Wednesday evening, the Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office reported that the fire was accidental in nature and caused by an attic fan.

The fire was contained to the attic, and officials estimate damages to be around $69,000.


ORIGINAL STORY

Two adults escaped a house fire unharmed Wednesday in Roanoke County, according to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue.

Authorities say crews responded to the 3000 block of South Park Circle at 12:19 p.m., in the Cave Spring area of Roanoke County, for the report of a residential structure fire.

According to officials, first-arriving crews found smoke showing from the front right side of a two-story home.

We’re told at the time of the fire, the home was occupied by two adults, both of which were able to escape unharmed. Officials said there were no injuries and the residents will be displaced.

The fire was brought under control in 15 minutes, according to the fire department.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating a cause and is working to provide a damage estimate.


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