Roanoke County Exxon fire ruled accidental
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - No one was hurt in a business fire on Challenger Avenue Monday, according to Roanoke County Fire & Rescue.
The fire at the Exxon gas station and convenience store has been ruled accidental by the Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office. It was caused by the drink cooler and its associated components.
Two employees and two customers were in the store at the time. The customers alerted the employees to the fire and everyone escaped unharmed, according to fire crews.
The flames were brought under control in around ten minutes. The store sustained significant interior smoke damages totaling about $40,000, according to the investigation.
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