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Monday, June 11, 2007

Fire at 1101 Staunton Avenue

The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a residential structure fire on June 10, 2007 at 1101 Staunton Ave.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 4:30 a.m. The response of three Engines, one Ladder truck, two Medic Units, the EMS Captain, the Battalion Chief and the Investigation Unit for a total of 19 personnel responded to the scene. The fire was under control at approximately 6:04 a.m.

When crews arrived they found a fully involved structure fire. Crews quickly gained entrance to the residence and extinguished the fire. They also did a primary search which was ruled all clear. Crews also worked to keep the fire from spreading to nearby homes.

There were five people in the home when the fire started. They escaped without any injuries. They are being assisted by the Red Cross. There were no injuries to Fire-EMS crews or civilians.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The fire started in a bedroom and was contained to the structure. The fire spread throughout the home and into the attic causing heavy fire, smoke and water damage. Damage estimates are approximately $130,000.

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