Fire at 2832 Huntington Blvd.

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The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to an alarm for a residential structure fire on August 19, 2005 at 2832 Huntington Blvd.
The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 5:55 a.m., and was quickly under control. The response of three Engines, one Ladder truck, two Medic units, one EMS Captain, one Investigative Unit and one Battalion Chief for a total of 20 personnel were involved in the fire. The fire was under control at 6:12 a.m.
Upon arrival units saw heavy flames coming from the upstairs of the structure. Fire crews made an aggressive attack and put the fire out. Salvage and overhaul of the situation were effective in minimizing loss. The fire started in the bedroom and was contained to the bedroom.
The house was occupied at the time of the fire. Three residents escaped unharmed. There were no injuries to citizens or Fire-EMS personnel.
The cause of the fire was an overheated electric cord. Damage estimate is approximately $35,000.

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