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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Fire at 927 5th Street

The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a structure fire on November 19, 2006 at 927 5th St.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately
7:07 a.m. The response of three Engines, one Ladder truck, two Medic Units, one EMS Captain, one Battalion Chief, the Fire Marshal and the Investigation Unit for a total of 23 personnel responded to the scene. The fire was ruled under control at 7:50 a.m.

When crews arrived, they found smoke coming from the structure.
Crews immediately gained entrance to the home and began to extinguish the fire. A primary search was conducted and one victim was found inside of the residence. The victim was taken out of the structure and transported to the hospital. The victim later died. The name and age of the victim is not being released at this time pending notification of the family. There were no injuries to Fire-EMS personnel.

The cause and origin of the fire are under investigation. Damage estimates are approximately $35,000.

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