Apartment Building Catches Fire in South Roanoke

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From News-7:

An apartment building in South Roanoke caught fire late this afternoon.
The fire is blazing through the building at 23rd and Jefferson. Officials have evacuated the building and have several units on scene. The fire has gone to a second alarm. One of our reporters says it appears at this point as if no one was hurt and that everyone got out safely.

News-7 has crews on the scene and we’ll bring you more as soon as we can.

Additional info:

Alarm went out at 1715 hours.
Second alarm toned out at 1724 hours.
Fire under control at 1803 hours.

I will add additional information as it becomes available.

From www.roanoke.com “Roanoke Times”

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Condos on fire in South Roanoke

Updated: 6:05 p.m. Fire crews battle blaze at Old Georgetown of Crystal Spring at 23rd and Jefferson streets.The Roanoke Times e-mail this story
Roanoke fire crews are battling a blaze at the Old Georgetown of Crystal Spring condos at 23rd Street and Jefferson Street, in Sout
h Roanoke. Flames and heavy smoke are still showing from the roof of the multi-story brick building, where fire broke out shortly after 5 p.m. (Audio: Hear an interview with Fire Chief Grigsby)
The building has been evacuated, authorities said, and David Pope, Roanoke fire/EMS lieutenant, said there are no injuries as far as he knows.
Streets have been blocked off for several blocks around the fire.

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