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Pets rescued, 5 displaced from Roanoke house fire

Five people were displaced May 2 following a fire in the 1500 block of Orange Avenue NW.
Five people were displaced May 2 following a fire in the 1500 block of Orange Avenue NW.(Roanoke Fire-EMS)
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 7:24 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Five people have been displaced following a fire at a multi-family house in Roanoke Sunday night.

Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 1500 block of Orange Avenue NW just before 9:30 p.m. Arriving crews found flames coming from the home, and five residents had made it out safely.

The department said a person passing by noticed the fire and notified the residents to escape. Fire crews rescued a number of pets from the house.

The residents, from two separate units, will be assisted by the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

At 9:24pm, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 1500 block of Orange Ave NW for a fire. Upon arrival units found...

Posted by Roanoke FireEMS Department on Sunday, May 2, 2021

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