Fire at 2345 Memorial Ave.

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The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a residential fire on October 10, 2005 at 2345 Memorial Ave., Apartment 44.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 9:27 p.m. and was quickly under control at 9:38 p.m. The response of five Engines, three Ladder trucks, four Medic units, one EMS Captain,two Battalion Chiefs, two Administrative Chiefs and one Investigative Unit for a total of 37 personnel were involved in the fire. A second alarm was called due to occupancy and size of the building.

Upon arrival fire crews found fire and smoke. Fire crews quickly and aggressively extinguished the blaze.

The apartment building was occupied at the time of the fire. One resident had to be assisted from the building by fire crews. There were no injuries to civilians or Fire-EMS personnel.

The fire started in the apartment bedroom and was contained to the apartment. The cause is under investigation. Damage estimates are approximately $75,000.

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