One dead after brush fire in Roanoke

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Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 9:25 AM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - One person died Monday morning from injuries sustained in a brush fire in Roanoke on November 23rd, according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

Crews say they responded to the 700 block of Hemlock Rd NW for reports of a brush fire, where they found a brush fire that stretched about an acre and a half.

Along with the fire, crews found a person who had been critically burned. The person was taken to a hospital where they died. Roanoke Fire-EMS says they won’t release the name of the victim.

The investigation by the Roanoke Fire Marshal’s Office determined that the fire was accidental.