UPDATE: Apartment fire ruled accidental; damages exceed $30K

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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBj7) -- UPDATE:
4:45 p.m.
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Roanoke County Fire & Rescue has concluded its investigation and found that the cause of the cause of the Oakgrove Village fire was accidental, but the exact cause is not known.

The damages are estimated at $30,000. The blaze displaced three units, a total of five adults and two children, officials said in a statement.

Those occupants are being assisted by property managers, the statement said.

ORIGINAL STORY:

An apartment fire caused damage to several units on Monday, according to fire and rescue officials.

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to a call at 12:25 p.m. Monday at the 2100 block of Electric Road , in the Oakgrove Village Apartments, which is located in the Cave Spring area, for the report of a commercial structure fire, according to a release from the city.

The First arriving crews from Cave Spring found nothing showing from the exterior of the apartment building. Upon further investigation, however, they found black smoke coming from from a third floor apartment, the building, the release said.

The fire was brought under control in about 30 minutes and is believed to have started between the second and third floors.

No injuries were reported. Approximately nine apartments will likely be displaced, officials said. Units from Cave Spring, Clearbrook, Back Creek, the City of Salem and the City of Roanoke responded to the fire.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is on the scene to investigate. There are no damage estimates, officials said.
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