Fire at 4600 Williamson Rd.

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Tonight at 8:16 pm a fire was reported at the old Roma restraint on Williamson Road. The Roma restraint is vacant, and has been for several years. The building is situated right beside Hooter’s restraint. E10, E2, E9, L13, L2, M2, M10, Chief 2, BC1, BC2, Service Truck 2, and Fire Marshal 2. The Fire was marked under control at 8:53 and a primary search had been completed according to the page. One firefighter was transported to the hospital. The reports that I am getting are that the FF had superficial burns to the ears and neck. The firefighter was ambulatory at the hospital. The fire was a single alarm.

I will update when I find out more information.


From the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department

The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a commercial structure fire on December 15, 2005 at the 4600 block of Williamson Rd., the Villa Roma Motel.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 8:15 p.m. The response of four Engines, two Ladder trucks, two Medic Units, one EMS Captain, two Battalion Chiefs, one Administrative Chief, the Assistant Fire Marshal and one Investigative Unit for a total of 28 personnel responded to the scene.

When crews arrived they found two rooms fully involved. Firefighters aggressively attacked the blaze and brought it under control by 8:45 p.m.

This was a vacant motel and no one was inside the building when the fire broke out. The fire started at the rear of the structure and was contained to the building. This fire has been ruled as an arson and is being investigated. Damage estimates are approximately $50,000.

Two firefighters sustained minor injuries while fighting the fire. There were no injuries to citizens.

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