Fire at 1717 Westover Ave.

Comments: 0

The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a fire on November 11, 2005 at 1717 Westover Ave.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 9:17 p.m. and was quickly under control by 9:50 p.m. The response of three Engines, one Ladder truck, three Medic Units, one Investigative Unit, one EMS Captain & one Battalion Chief, for a total of 22 personnel responded to the fire.

Upon arrival fire crews found fire in a two story frame house. The structure contained three apartments. The fire was in Apartment #1. Crews quickly and aggressively extinguished the fire that spread to the hall and an adjoining bedroom. There was heavy fire damage upstairs and moderate water damage downstairs. There was no damage to Apartment #2 and only light smoke damage to Apartment #3. Residents of Apartments #2 & #3 were allowed to return to their homes. Residents of Apartment #1 were displaced from their home. The Red Cross was notified and responded to the scene.

When the fire broke out there were 9 people in the building. They all escaped unharmed. There were no injuries to citizens or Fire-EMS personnel.

The fire started in the bedroom of Apartment #1 and was contained to Apartment #1. The cause was accidental and appeared to be electrical. Preliminary damage estimates are approximately $40,000.

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!