Roanoke County man without home following Sunday fire

Courtesy Roanoke County Fire & Rescue
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ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)-- A man is without his home Sunday after a fire in Roanoke County.

Shortly before 5:30 p.m., Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to the 4500 block of Brookridge Road in the Mount Pleasant area for reports of a structure fire. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the back of a single-wide mobile home.

The man who lives there escaped unharmed and is now displaced and being assisted by the American Red Cross. No injuries were reported, and the fire was brought under control in about 20 minutes.

The fire was accidental, according to the Roanoke County Fire Marshal's Office.

Significant damage was done to the home that amounts to about $5,000.

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