Fire at 2449 Maryland Avenue

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The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to an alarm for a structure fire on July 25, 2005 at 2449 Maryland Avenue.
The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 8:45p.m., and was quickly under control.The response of three Engines, one Ladder truck, one Medic unit, and one Battalion Chief were involved in the fire.
This is a residential structure. Upon arrival units saw light smoke and flames in the basement. They made an agressive interior attack and extinguished the fire rapidly.
There were 2 people at home at the time of the fire and they escaped safely. There were no injuries to citizens or Fire-EMS personnel.
Damage estimates were $4,000 to the structure and $2,000 to the contents.
The cause was an electrical surge caused by lightning.

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