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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Fire at 1529 Lafayette Blvd.

The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a structure fire on November 19, 2006 at 1529 Lafayette Blvd.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately
5:49 p.m. The response of three Engines, one Ladder truck, two Medic Units, one EMS Captain, one Battalion Chief, and the Investigation Unit for a total of 20 personnel responded to the scene.

When crews arrived, they found smoke and flames coming from the structure. Crews immediately gained entrance to the home and began to extinguish the fire. A primary search was conducted and was ruled all clear.

There were five people in the home when the fire started. They escaped without any injuries. The residents are being assisted by the Red Cross. One firefighter was transported to the hospital and is doing fine.

The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation. Damage estimates are approximately $20,000.

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