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TIFFANY HOLLAND | The Roanoke Times
A fire damaged two homes in Southwest Roanoke Thursday night.
Friday, September 6, 2013
A fire damaged two houses in southwest Roanoke on Thursday night.
Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to reports of a fire at 8:12 p.m. in the 100 block of 14th Street. Battalion Chief Melvin Sanders said crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames in the second story of a house, but were able to put the fire out quickly.
An upstairs bedroom was fully ignited, and some of the flames touched the neighboring house just a few feet away, causing damage to the second story of that house as well.
Sanders said there was heavy smoke and water damage to the second floor and the attic of the house where the fire began. He said fire crews believe the blaze started in one of the upstairs bedrooms.
There were three adults in the home at the time of the fire, but all were out of the building by the time fire crews arrived, according to Sanders.
Sanders said the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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