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Fire displaces three in Roanoke County

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to the Copper Croft Apartments off of Electric Road.
Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to the Copper Croft Apartments off of Electric Road.(Roanoke County Fire and Rescue)
Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 10:08 AM EDT
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Three people are displaced after a Wednesday morning fire in Roanoke County.

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to the Copper Croft Apartments in the Cave Spring area just before 8 a.m.

First arriving crews from Station 3 found light smoke coming from the inside of a second-floor apartment. The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes.

Two adults and one child were in the apartment at the time and all made it out safely. One person was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation but refused transport to a hospital.

UPDATED: The Roanoke County Fire Marshal's Office has concluded that the structure fire on Electric Road this morning...

Posted by Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department on Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The three displaced will be assisted by Copper Croft management. No other apartments were affected.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire was accidental, with the cause being a mechanical/maintenance issue with the AC/Heat pump furnace. Damages are estimated at $15,000.

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