UPDATE: Investigators determine cause of Roanoke County house fire

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Fire investigators have determined that discarded smoking materials caused a house fire in Roanoke County on Thursday, March 2nd.

It happened on Golden Oak Lane.

No one was hurt but the home was significantly damaged.


Authorities say a fire that tore through a Roanoke County home on Thursday caused an estimated $175,000 in damage.

The Roanoke County Fire Marshal's office is continuing to investigate what caused the fire.


A fire significantly damaged a home in Roanoke County on Thursday.

A neighbor called 911 around 12:15 p.m. to report the fire at a home in the 8100 block of Golden Oak Lane.

Crews found heavy fire coming out of the single-story home when they arrived. No people or pets were inside the home at the time, though firefighters did not initially know that.

Crews were able to get the fire knocked down in about 30 minutes and are now working on overhaul.

No one was hurt.