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Friday, December 01, 2006

Fire at 918 Howbert Avenue

The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a structure fire on December 1, 2006 at 918 Howbert Ave.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately
5:35 a.m. The response consisted of three Engines, one Ladder truck, two Medic Units, one EMS Captain, one Battalion Chief, one Administrative Chief, and the investigative unit for a total of 25 personnel.

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

There Were Three people in the home when the fire started. They escaped without any injuries. There was one resident displaced and assistance is being rendered by the Red Cross. There were no injuries to Fire-EMS personnel or civilians.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. There was $30,000 damage to the structure and contents.

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