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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Update on the Clarendon Avenue fire

The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a structure fire on November 20, 2006 at 2921 Clarendon Ave.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately
9:26 a.m. The response of three Engines, one Ladder truck, two Medic Units, one EMS Captain, one Battalion Chief, and the Education/Information Specialist for a total of 24 personnel responded to the scene.

When crews arrived, they found a two story apartment building with smoke and flames coming from the second floor of one of the units.
Crews immediately gained entrance and began to extinguish the fire. A primary search was conducted and was ruled all clear.

There was one person in the home when the fire started. She escaped without any injuries. The resident is being assisted by the Red Cross. There were no injuries to Fire-EMS personnel.

The fire started in the upstairs bedroom and was contained to the bedroom. The fire was caused by improper disposal of a cigarette.
Damage estimates are approximately $10,500.

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