September 7, 2013 (ROANOKE COUNTY)—Roanoke County Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to the 4700 block of Twelve O’clock Knob Road early this morning for a reported fire. At just after 1 a.m. residents in the area reported to 9-1-1 that they could see flames at a distance but did not know if it was a structure or trees ablaze.
When the first firefighters arrived, they found a two-story wood framed house fully engulfed in flames. Volunteer and career crews from the Back Creek, Bent Mountain, Cave Spring, and Fort Lewis stations worked for hours to get the fire under control. Crews used tanker trucks and nearby ponds for their water supply. Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the house and stop it from spreading to the surrounding wooded area.
The house is a total loss and investigators are on scene working to determine what sparked the blaze.
No injuries were reported.