Fire at 1358 Clarke Ave.

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The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a fire on November 11, 2005 at 1358 Clarke Ave.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 12:14 a.m. and was quickly under control by 12:40 a.m. The response of three Engines, one Ladder truck, three Medic Units, one Investigative Unit, one EMS Captain and one Battalion Chief for a total of 22 personnel responded to the fire. This was a residential structure which served as a five unit apartment building.

Upon arrival fire crews found heavy fire coming from the structure and that there was one occupant on the roof. The ladder truck successfully rescued the occupant from the roof and took them to safety. Crews quickly and aggressively put the fire out that was found in the second floor bedroom and did a thorough search of the building to make sure that no other residents were trapped inside. The fire was contained to the attic and bedroom and no victims were found in the structure. There were no injuries to citizens or Fire-EMS personnel.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Preliminary damage estimates are approximately $75,000.

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