Two pets dead, two people displaced after Mt. Pleasant house fire

Published: Aug. 27, 2023 at 6:28 PM EDT
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Two people are displaced and two pets are dead after a Sunday afternoon fire.

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a house fire in the 3300 block of Mount Pleasant Blvd. at 3:30 p.m. Roanoke County units from Mt. Pleasant, Vinton and Clearbrook, with assistance from Roanoke Fire-EMS, controlled the fire in roughly 10 minutes.

One of the occupants was at home when the fire broke out got out unharmed. Fire officials say two pets were lost in the fire.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office determined the fire was accidental and started with an air fryer in the kitchen. Total damages are estimated to be $35,200.

The home has smoke alarms which alerted the resident to get out safely.