Early morning fires and McAfee deaths connected

Published: May. 26, 2023 at 6:54 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: A person of interest in two Friday morning fires, ruled incendiary and connected to each other, has been identified as one of the two deceased individuals discovered later Friday morning at the McAfee Knob trailhead parking lot. That’s according to Roanoke Fire-EMS.

ORIGINAL STORY: No causes have been determined for two house fires in Roanoke early Friday morning.

‘The first fire happened along the 800 block of Rorer Avenue SW; the second was within the next 10 minutes along the nearby 30th block of 14th Street SW.

Anyone with information about these fires is asked to call the Fire Marshal’s Office Tip Line at (540) 853-2406 or the Roanoke Police Department at (540) 344-8500. You can also text RPD at 274637; begin the text with “RoanokePD” to ensure it is properly sent. Calls and texts can remain anonymous.

House Fire on 14th St SW in Roanoke... 5.26.23
House Fire on 14th St SW in Roanoke... 5.26.23(WDBJ)