One person hospitalized after apartment complex fire

Published: Aug. 27, 2023 at 7:16 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - One person was hospitalized after a Sunday morning fire at the Melrose Towers Apartments.

Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to a reports of a fire on the 9th floor of the apartment building around 5:30 a.m.

According to firefighters, a trash chute caught fire and was contained by the sprinkler head in the trash room before the fire could spread to the rest of the building.

Fire crews cleared out smoke on the 8th and 9th floors and inspected other trash rooms in the building.

One person was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.