Four people displaced after early morning house fire in NE Roanoke

Roanoke Fire-EMS crews were called to the 1300 block of Purcell Ave. NE.
Roanoke Fire-EMS crews were called to the 1300 block of Purcell Ave. NE.(Janay Reece)
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 10:33 AM EST
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Emergency crews responded to an early morning house fire in Northeast Roanoke Saturday.

Roanoke Fire-EMS was called to the 1300 block of Purcell Avenue NE. Units found flames showing from the roof, where one person was trapped, according to fire officials.

Fire-EMS personnel rescued the trapped civilian and evacuated four additional residents, and brought the fire under control within 30 minutes.

One person was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Four residents were displaced.

An investigation determined the cause of the fire was accidental and electrical. Damages to the structure and its contents are estimated to be $30,000.

No injuries to Fire-EMS personnel were reported.