Tractor trailer overturns, spills contents into Tinker Creek
Roanoke Fire and EMS says a tractor trailer flipped over on Orange Avenue at 13th Street. The contents of that trailer spilled into Tinker Creek. Roanoke Fire and EMS says west-bound traffic is blocked. Drivers should expect delays or find a different route.
Crews working to put out fire in Southeast Roanoke
Crews are working to put out a fire at an abandoned home in Southeast RoanokeCrews are on the scene of a fire at an abandoned home in Southeast Roanoke, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. Authorities said crews were dispatched to the 100 block of 8th Street SE at 10:37 a.m.Crews on scene told 10 News that the house is abandoned. At 10:37am, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to a #WorkingFire at the 100 block of 8th St SE. Units are currently on scene working to extinguish the flames. pic.twitter.com/iomuFD68Be — Roanoke Fire-EMS (@RoanokeFireEMS) March 29, 2021Stay with 10 News as this breaking news
Northwest Roanoke home total loss after fire
Crews are on the scene of a house fire in Northwest RoanokeROANOKE, Va. – UPDATECrews said that a home is a total loss after a fire in Northwest Roanoke. According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, homes on either side of the house where the fire was were evacuated. pic.twitter.com/ZhrIYAFfWc — Roanoke Fire-EMS (@RoanokeFireEMS) March 23, 2021ORIGINAL STORYCrews are on the scene of a house fire in Northwest Roanoke, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. At 10:44am, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 700 block of Loudon Ave for a #fire. #WorkingFire pic.twitter.com/r4pi6yCusb — Roanoke Fire-EMS (@RoanokeFireEMS) March 23, 202110 News has a crew en route to the scene to learn more.
Roanoke Fire-EMS crews using new heart monitors, improving patient care
ROANOKE, Va. – New equipment could help first responders in the Star City save more lives. Roanoke Fire-EMS crews are now using new Phillips heart monitors. They can actually see real-time data of what we’re doing as far as vital signs, their heart rate, what kind of rhythm they’re in. We can send that real-time data, which will help when we get to the hospital direct where that patient needs to go,” explained Roanoke Fire-EMS Capt. Each ambulance and rescue supervisor vehicle is now carrying one of these monitors.
Change your clock, change your battery: Roanoke Fire-EMS reminds checking detectors
ROANOKE, Va. – As you move your clocks forward this weekend, Roanoke Fire-EMS reminds you to also check your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector. They say this is the perfect time to change your batteries, which should be done twice a year. “We have seen a recent uptick in carbon monoxide calls in our area and the amount of people that have to be transported to the hospital due to carbon monoxide. It can be prevented,” stated Roanoke Fire-EMS spokeswoman Kristen Perdue. So, we want to make sure you’re testing your carbon monoxide alarms and smoke alarms every to make sure they’re working and your safe in your home.”Roanoke Fire-EMS provides detectors and batteries for Roanoke city residents.
Crews respond to house fire northwest Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to a fire Thursday night. At about 8:29 p.m., crews were dispatched to the 2800 block of Olive Ave NW. When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the house, and later discovered the fire was coming from the back porch. Officials said the cause of the fire is unknown. They were able to extinguish the fire in 15 minutes.
Four displaced after fire in southeast Roanoke
UPDATEAn adult and three kids are displaced after a fire in southeast Roanoke on Friday. ORIGINAL STORYCrews are currently working to put out a fire in southeast Roanoke. According to Roanoke Fire-EMS, crews were dispatched around 11:35 a.m. to the 2000 block of Indian Village Lane SE. At 11:35am, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 2000 block of Indian Village Ln SE for a fire. #WorkingFire #Fire #RoanokeFireEMS pic.twitter.com/U0PDWdfgrS — Roanoke Fire-EMS (@RoanokeFireEMS) March 5, 2021Stay with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.
Pedestrian dies after being hit by car on Williamson Road in Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. – One person is dead after a pedestrian crash in Northwest Roanoke Friday night. At about 8:30 p.m., Roanoke Police responded to a report of a vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on the 5100 block of Williamson Road NW. Upon arrival, officers found a man lying in the roadway with what they said appeared to be serious injuries. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries shortly after. The driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.
Body found in Roanoke River near Niagara Dam identified as missing man
Roanoke Fire-EMS’s Swift Water Team is assisting Roanoke County PD and Roanoke County Fire & Rescue with a body recovery operation at Niagara Dam. Authorities have identified the body that was found in the Roanoke River in Vinton last month. Police said the body was originally found on Jan. 26 near the Niagara Dam and has been identified as Dolph Dellinger, who was reported missing out of Roanoke. According to the Roanoke County Police Department, officers tried to find and notify his family to no avail. Authorities said the investigation into how Dellinger got into the river is being handled by the Roanoke City Police Department.
Dog dies, two taken to the hospital after a house fire in northwest Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. – A family dog died in an early morning house fire in Northwest Roanoke, according to fire officials. They tell 10 News two people were taken to the hospital, one in serious condition. Firefighters responded around 8:30 a.m. Saturday to the 200 block of Frances Dr. NW. Upon arrival, crews spotted smoke and flames billowing from the home. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Fire in northwest Roanoke set intentionally, authorities say
ROANOKE, Va. – UPDATE - Jan. 21, 9:45 a.m.A fire on Grandview Avenue on Wednesday that displaced two people was set intentionally, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. Authorities said the blaze was caused by the inappropriate use of a pyrotechnic flare device in the basement of the home. UPDATE - 6 p.m.A fire in northwest Roanoke on Grandview Avenue has been marked under control, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. At 5:13 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 3900 block of Grandview Avenue NW for a reported fire. At 5:13pm, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 3900 block of Grandview NW for a fire.
Crews working to put out fire in northwest Roanoke
Crews are on the scene of a house fire in northwest Roanoke early in the morning of Jan. 15UPDATEOne person has made it out of a house fire in northwest Roanoke unharmed, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. #Fire #WorkingFire pic.twitter.com/XyQqI5iEK0 — Roanoke Fire-EMS (@RoanokeFireEMS) January 15, 2021ORIGINAL STORYCrews are currently on the scene of a fire in northwest Roanoke, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. A little after 4:00am, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to 2500 block of Delaware Ave NW for a fire. Units are currently on scene working to extinguish the flames. #WorkingFire #Fire #RoanokeFireEMS — Roanoke Fire-EMS (@RoanokeFireEMS) January 15, 2021Stick with 10 News as this breaking news story develops.
Eight hospitalized, some with life-threatening carbon monoxide poisoning in Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Fire-EMS transported eight people in northwest Roanoke Sunday early morning for injuries resulting from carbon monoxide poisoning. Authorities said that when crews arrived, they found multiple people in a house garage experiencing varying levels of consciousness and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Crews located a propane tank and a heating element being used without proper ventilation, causing a carbon monoxide build-up in the home. Eight patients were transported to the Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Some of the patients have life-threatening levels of carbon monoxide in their bloodstreams.
Search efforts resume for person swept away by Roanoke River
ROANOKE Va. – UPDATE - 2:24 p.m. Dec. 09, 2020Crews are again out searching for the person swept away this past weekend. Crews are on the ground and in the water continuing the search for the missing man that was swept into the Roanoke River. Water levels on the Roanoke River created difficult conditions for visibility, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. ORIGINAL STORYCrews in Roanoke are working to locate a person after they fell into the Roanoke River just after 6:00 Saturday night. Crews are using both a drone and boats to try and locate the person swept away by the water.
Three people displaced by early morning house fire in Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to a house fire in the 3500 block of Garden City Blvd early Saturday morning. When crews arrived on the scene around 7:45 a.m., smoke and flames were visible. Viewer video sent to WSLS 10 News also shows smoke in the neighborhood seen several blocks away. Three residents are displaced as a result of the fire. #RoanokeFireEMS pic.twitter.com/eBw3414Xcr — Roanoke Fire-EMS (@RoanokeFireEMS) December 5, 2020Three residents are displaced as a result of the fire.
‘That makes it worth it:’ Roanoke firefighters reflect on working on Thanksgiving
ROANOKE, Va. – While many families spent Thanksgiving Day with loved ones or friends, for first responders in Roanoke, today was just another day at the office. Usually a local church makes the Roanoke firefighters and EMTs a home-cooked meal so the crew doesn’t have to worry about going out on a cRoanoke Fire-EMS crew members share a meal together on Thanksgiving Day, donated by a local church. But this year, because of COVID-19, the Fellowship Community Church partnered with a restaurant to have the meal safely delivered so that the crew was able to still enjoy a meal together. “That one moment where you know you truly helped someone, makes all the sleepless nights, all the long days, all the worn down, beat down, break down days and nights, that makes it worth it,” said crew member Nathan Bryant. The fire station is usually open to the public on Thanksgiving.
How to safely fry a turkey on Thanksgiving
ROANOKE, Va. – Cooking fires are three times more likely to happen on Thanksgiving Day, so Roanoke Fire-EMS has some tips before you hit the kitchen, especially if you plan to fry your turkey this year. If you’re frying a turkey, thaw it completely first, and pat it dry. Pre-measure how much oil you need to slightly cover the turkey once it’s in the pot. When the oil is hot, very slowly place the turkey in the pot while wearing protective gloves. The biggest mistakes you can make are putting in too much oil, putting the turkey in frozen or putting the turkey in too quickly.
Roanoke firefighters say while cooking fires are common, cause goes undetermined for many
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke firefighters work tirelessly to put out fires. But the investigation afterwards is where the true case lies. With more people staying indoors due to the pandemic and the holidays approaching, cooking fires are common right now, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. But it’s not always easy to determine the cause of a fire. In fact, over the past eight months, the causes of 13 out of the 76 investigated fires were deemed “undetermined.”Since fires can destroy most of the evidence in a case, “That often makes fire investigation a particular challenge,” said Roanoke Fire-EMS Fire Marshal David Guynn.
‘We do a dangerous job’: Close call after Roanoke firefighter hurt by falling debris
ROANOKE, Va. – In his 15 year career as a firefighter, Lt. Stephen Curry with Roanoke Fire-EMS has never seen anything like the fire that happened on Bullitt Avenue in southeast Roanoke over the weekend. A fire broke out around 5:45 on Saturday morning at a vacant house on the 700 block of Bullitt Avenue. “In this line of work, some guys are going to get hurt. This is the fourth house on Bullitt Avenue to catch on fire in the past year. Still, Roanoke Fire-EMS officials said this is a reminder that fires can spread very quickly and cause a lot of damage.
No one hurt after crews respond to fire in SW Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. – Crews responded to a fire in Roanoke on Tuesday night. Units were dispatched just before 6:30 p.m. to a fire on Winston Avenue SW, just across the train tracks from the plaza with Earth Fare and Mellow Mushroom. Firefighters found smoke and flames coming from a commercial building and were able to get the fire under control within 30 minutes, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. No injuries have been reported, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.
Man charged with arson in connection with Roanoke fire
ROANOKE, Va. – No one was hurt after a fire in Roanoke on Tuesday evening. Miguel Sykes, of Roanoke, intentionally set a fire in an apartment on Bennett Drive, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. He is facing a charge of arson of an occupied dwelling. They found “obvious scorch burns” on a box of belongings inside the apartment, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. No one was hurt or displaced as a result of the fire.
‘A better service to the public’: Roanoke Fire-EMS receives two new medic trucks
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Fire-EMS has replaced two of its most essential lifesaving items. The department recently received two new medic trucks, which will be housed in Fire Stations 1 and 2, respectively. The new Roanoke Fire-EMS medic trucks are larger than their predecessors and feature an advanced air filtration system. Roanoke Fire-EMS Lt. Andy Fleming said the new equipment replaced trucks that had more than 100,000 miles, including one left inoperable because of maintenance issues. This guarantees that the delivery of service will be better for everybody.”Roanoke Fire-EMS did not scrap the old trucks.
‘Makes you proud’: Father-son duo fights fires in Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. – A firefighting father-son duo has had a busy summer in Roanoke. Rob and Brandon Bolton continue a longstanding tradition of family members who serve the Roanoke Fire-EMS department. Lieutenant Rob Bolton has been fighting fires in Roanoke for more than 20 years, so when it came time for his son Brandon to pick a career, the choice was clear. Lieutenant Rob Bolton and his son Brandon fought their first fire together this month. When Roanoke Fire-EMS got a call to an apartment fire on Westside Boulevard on July 21 , the Boltons were in for a surprise.
Roanoke Fire-EMS manages high heat while battling 5 fires in 5 days
Roanoke Fire-EMS said it has responded to five fires over the last five days. One firefighter was sent to the hospital to be treated for heat exhaustion earlier this week after battling flames in a house fire on Stewart Avenue. To help prevent heat exhaustion, the city brings in help from across the county line. Roanoke County Fire Captain Chad Wheeler said combing resources helps keep both fire companies safe. The City of Salem and Botetourt county also share a regional fire partnership with the City of Roanoke and Roanoke County.
Crews respond to fire in northwest Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. Fire crews responded to a fire in the 100 block of Westside Blvd in northwest Roanoke on Tuesday evening. Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched just after 4:30 p.m.Units arrived to find smoke coming from a multi-family apartment building. No injuries have been reported. 10 News has a crew at the scene working to learn more. Check back for updates.
One person, one pet dead after house fire in SE Roanoke
ROANOKE, Va. – LATEST, 7/21, 3:30 P.M.10 News has learned that one person died after a house fire in southeast Roanoke on Monday afternoon. Roanoke Fire-EMS said Tuesday that crews found the remains of a family pet, and two other animals are still unaccounted for. Roanoke Fire-EMS has corrected its original release of information, which incorrectly stated that two people were dead and another was suspected dead. Roanoke Fire-EMS said the house next door also sustained damage from the fire, displacing one person and several pets. ORIGINAL STORYThree people are missing after a house fire on the 1600 block of Stewart Avenue SE, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.
Cat rescued from Roanoke house fire
ROANOKE, Va. Roanoke Fire-EMS is investigating the cause of a house fire Saturday afternoon. According to the departments Twitter, crews were dispatched to the 1000 block of Piedmont St SE for the fire just after 3 p.m.Crews arrived to find flames coming from a residential structure. The department said one cat was rescued from the home. No injuries were reported.
New Roanoke Fire Station 7 could open by end of the year
ROANOKE, Va. – Construction on a new Roanoke fire station has reached the halfway point. Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief David Hoback said the new Fire Station 7 in Grandin Village is still on track to be ready at the end of the year. The new Station 7 stands where the old firehouse had been for 94 years. Hoback hopes the station will blend the charm of the old structure with the needs of a modern fire department. "This is the fourth new fire station I've been privileged to be a part of in Roanoke,” Hoback said.
Crews respond to three swift-water rescues in Roanoke
Published: May 20, 2020, 10:44 pm Updated: May 21, 2020, 6:00 amROANOKE, Va. May 21, 5:30 a.m. updateCrews have responded to a third swift-water rescue in Roanoke. Authorities say around 1:20 a.m., Roanoke Fire-EMS crews responded to a car stuck in flooded waters in the 1600 block of 13th street. When units arrived, they say they found one person in the car, who was then rescued by swift water crews. Original storyCrews with Roanoke Fire-EMS were called to the scene of two swift-water rescues on Wednesday night. First, at 9:20 p.m., a person got trapped in their car after they drove around barricades at the intersection of Bennington Street and Pike Lane, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.
Roanoke rescue crew cuts through concrete wall to rescue construction worker
ROANOKE, Va. A Roanoke rescue crew saved a construction worker on Tuesday morning. At 9:35am, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 4200 Block of Lake Dr SW for a medical call. When units arrived, they found that a construction worker, who was working on the home had fallen into a void area under the house after experiencing a medical episode, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. There was no exit where the man fell and he wasnt easily accessible from the floor that he fell through. To get him out, the departments Technical Rescue Team had to cut through an exterior wall.
Roanoke firefighters stop two-alarm hazardous material vehicle fire
ROANOKE, Va. Crews worked to stop the spread of hazardous materials after a commercial vehicle fire on Friday afternoon. At 3:06 p.m., Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 1100 block of Industry Ave. Rescue workers arrived to find a commercial vehicle contain hazardous materials engulfed in flames, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. The Hazardous Materials Team worked on containment of the leakage. Roanoke Fire-EMS announced around 9:30 p.m. that the hazmat spill was contained and crews remained on scene to help clean up.
Vehicle fire at SW Roanoke storage yard was intentionally set, authorities say
ROANOKE, Va. – UPDATERoanoke Fire-EMS says a Tuesday night fire in the area of 13th Street SW and Cleveland Ave SW was intentionally set and has been deemed “incendiary." Along with Roanoke City police, Roanoke Fire-EMS is continuing the investigation and working to identify suspects. ORIGINAL STORYRoanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched around 10 p.m. Tuesday night to the area of 13th Street and Cleveland Ave SW for a working fire. They arrived to find several vehicles, including an RV, on fire behind a commercial building, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS. No injuries were reported, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.
Blazing the trail: More women becoming firefighters in Roanoke
Just over two decades ago, history was made as the first two women became firefighters and EMTs for Roanoke city. "I was not expecting the microscope to be on me the way it was," said Roanoke Fire-EMS Deputy Chief Marci Stone. Stone continues blazing the trail for women like Emily Turner, a firefighter-EMT who just graduated from recruit school two months ago. Turner is one of only six uniformed women working for Roanoke Fire-EMS. According to the most recent data available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018, only 5% of firefighters are women.
'Going to be phenomenal’: Roanoke Fire-EMS well-staffed after years of hiring struggles
ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Fire-EMS has been implementing new, creative strategies to help with recruitment challenges for years and now they’re finally paying off. “Sometimes it’s been minus 10 coming out of recruit school, so it’s been really hard. We’ve been as far down as minus 25,” said David Hoback, Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief. Now it’s able to scale back to one recruit school a year, in what Hoback calls a normal hiring process. Click here to learn more about applying to work for Roanoke Fire-EMS.
Roanoke Fire-EMS mentors superheroes in the making at Wasena Elementary
ROANOKE, Va. - Not all superheroes wear capes, but these students at Wasena Elementary do. Roanoke Fire-EMS is working to educate kids during Fire Prevention Month. They taught students how they can be heroes in their own homes and prevent fires. They also gave kids a tour at Station No. 1, where kids learned about the gear and equipment firefighters use.