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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Fire at 702 Harrison Avenue

On November 23, 2006, Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to a structure fire at 702 Harrison Ave. The call came into the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 7:32 a.m. The response of three engines, one ladder truck, three medic units, one EMS Captain, one Battalion Chief and the Investigation Unit for a total of 22 personnel.

When crews arrived they found a single family dwelling with fire and smoke coming from an upstairs window. Crews assisted a person from the home and quickly began to extinguish the blaze. They also conducted a search to make sure that no one else was inside of the home.

One person was inside of the home when the fire started and escaped without injuries. There were no injuries to civilians or Fire-EMS personnel.

The cause and origin of the fire is under investigation. Damage estimates at this time are approximately $40,000.


Anonymous said...

Chief Hoback at the first of the year said the Roanoke Fire-EMS department was trying to keep working fire's under (I think) 80 for the year. Does that sound right? I wonder what the count is so far, It seems like there has been 20 or more in just the last month.Kepp up the good work most of the fire have been kept to 1 room it seems,and thats due to aggressive firefighting. Good Job!

Anonymous said...

I think the goal was under 85 and we had about 30 the first month or two of the year.

FireFleitz said...

If you count the fires by the emails sent out by the PIO on fires to the MyRoanoke email lists the count is 75 give or take a few since January. However, I do not know what criteria justifies an actual "Fire" as opposed to sending out the information on the email listing.