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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Fire at 2220 Mountain View Terrace

The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a structure fire on January 24, 2007 at 2220 Mountain View Terrace.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 11:21 a.m. The response of four Engines, one Ladder truck, two Medic Units, one EMS Captain, one Investigation Unit, the Fire Marshal, the Assistant Fire Marshal, two Administrative Chiefs, the Education Information Specialist, the Administrative Support Supervisor, the Emergency Management Coordinator and one Battalion Chief for a total of 30 personnel responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, crews found heavy smoke coming from the structure.
Crews quickly entered the structure and extinguished the blaze.

There were two residents, one adult and one child, in the house when the fire started. They were rescued from the second story back porch of the house by a neighbor. They were both transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. There were no injuries to Fire-EMS personnel.

The exact cause and origin of the fire are under investigation at this time. The residents were displaced from the home and are being assisted by Emergency Management. A damage estimate is not available at this time.

This home did have working smoke detectors - they helped to alert the resident to the fire. Roanoke Fire-EMS offers free smoke detectors and installation for City of Roanoke citizens. To schedule an appointment, call 853-5785.

This is an update to the fire that occurred on Wednesday, January 24,
2007 at 2220 Mountain View Terrace. The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental due to cooking. Damage estimates are still unavailable at this time.

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