(Roanoke County, VA—May 21, 2018) Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded at about 3:10
a.m., on Monday, May 21, 2018 to the 2600 block of Puckett Circle in the Fort
Lewis area of Roanoke County for the report of a residential structure fire.
First arriving crews did find flames showing from the back corner window of a
split-level, vinyl sided house. Two adults and one juvenile were in the house
at the time of the fire but all of them made it out safely. The fire was contained
to the bedroom, however, there is smoke and water damage to the rest of the
house. The family has been displaced by the fire and will be staying with
family in the area. One dog was safe outside the home and one cat was rescued
from inside the home. There were smoke alarms present in the house but the
homeowners are unsure if they were working. There were no injuries. Crews from
Fort Lewis, Masons Cove, Cave Spring, and Salem responded to the fire. The fire
was marked under control in about 30 minutes. The fire marshal’s office is on
scene to investigate a cause.
Roanoke County Fire and Rescue would
like to remind everyone to please test your smoke alarms monthly. Also, have a
fire escape plan and practice that plan.