Some convenience and grocery stores in the area may be in a daze, because they don't have any glaze.

A fire in the Krispy Kreme on Melrose Avenue has shut the store down for the next few days.

The fire in the building's attic did $100,000 in damage.

We were here when the Roanoke City Fire Marshal was going through the building.

Several Krispy Kreme employees were here even though the business wasn't making it's usual array of doughnuts.  Instead of seeing the "Hot Doughnuts" sign turned on, customers today were disappointed to see a sign informing them the store was closed.

Just to give you an idea of what two or three days means to this store, it's the only one in southwestern Virginia.

It delivers donuts as far north as Daleville, south as Galax, Bluefield, West Virginia  to the west and Farmville, Virginia to the east.

This store is a 24-hour operation and managers here tell me they crank out 5-thousand dozen donuts a day.

So 60,000 donuts a day for three days is 180,000 donuts because of this fire.

Managers here are trying as hard as they can to get the store back up and running.


The cause of a fire this evening at Krispy Kreme on Melrose Avenue has been ruled as an electrical failure in the attic. Damage estimates are approximately $100,000.

The business is expected to closed for the next two to three days.

(Updated: 10:30pm -- 5/30/13)


Roanoke Fire-EMS crews are investigating after a fire in the attic at Krispy Kreme Donuts on Melrose Avenue.

Fire crews arrived on scene at around 7:45pm. Crews had the fire under control in about 15 minutes.

No injuries have been reported and the building was evacuated.