Fire displaces family, kills two pets in Roanoke County

Published: Dec. 15, 2018 at 4:28 PM EST
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The Roanoke County Fire Marshal's Office has concluded its investigation.

It ruled the cause of the fire to be undetermined with a total loss value of $205,000.


A family of two will be displaced following a residential structure fire in Roanoke County Saturday afternoon. The family lost two pets in the fire, according to fire officials.

Fire officials in Roanoke County say they responded to a fire around 2:05 p.m. in the 7500 block of Cove Hollow Road, in the Fort Lewis area of the county.

Upon arrival, crews say they could see heavy black smoke in the area. First arriving crews found a single story home fully involved in fire.

Officials say the home was occupied by two adults, and two pets, at the time of the fire. Officials confirmed that one dog and a cat died as a result of the fire.

The two adults will be displaced and the American Red Cross will be assisting them.

This is a very rural area of Roanoke County where fire hydrants are not present, officials say.

Fire crews on scene say they used several tanker trucks to shuttle water to the scene of the fire. The Roanoke County Fire Marshal’s Office is on scene to investigate a cause.

Officials say this will be a total loss fire as the roof of the home has been destroyed.