Man dead after Roanoke Co. house fire

Fire officials say the incident happened in the Fort Lewis area.
Fire officials say the incident happened in the Fort Lewis area.(Roanoke Fire and Rescue)
Published: Sep. 18, 2022 at 8:06 AM EDT
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke County Fire and Rescue is investigating a fatal house fire from early Sunday morning

The fire was reported just before 5 a.m. Crews were called to the 4700 block of Fort Lewis Church Road.

Crews from Station 9 (Fort Lewis) found a two-story home heavily involved in fire.

Neighbors advised the crews there was possibly someone still in the house. Crews entered the home through the rear and pulled the victim from the burning building. That man, whose name has not been released, died at a hospital.

Estimated damages to the house total $75,000, according to fire crews.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is working to determine the cause.