Fire at 9th and Patterson

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Last night at around 11 pm a fire broke out at a residence at the corner of 9th and Patterson. WDBJ7 is reporting that one man, a cat and a dog were rescued from the house. The reports that I am getting from firefighters on scene is that Engine 5 rescued one man from the house, and then either Engine 7 or Ladder 7 rescued another man from the house. A dog and a cat were also rescued, and one dog perished in the fire. The Firefighters were met with heavy fire conditions as they entered the house, and at least one of the men was found at a front window on the first floor.

Fire kills dog, sends man to hospital

The fire broke out late Monday night in the downstairs apartment of a Patterson Avenue house.

A fire in Southwest Roanoke left a Rottweiler dead and sent a man to the hospital for smoke inhalation late Monday night.

Fire crews arrived at a house in the 900 block of Patterson Avenue to find fire in the living room of a downstairs apartment and smoke throughout the house, said Battalion Chief Audie Ferris. Firefighters treated the injured man on the house’s front lawn before taking him to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.(Read More)

From the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department:
The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a fire on February 13, 2006 at 901 Patterson Ave.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 10:40 p.m. The response of three Engines, one Ladder truck, two Medic Units, one EMS Captain, one Investigative Unit, one Administrative Chief, the Assistant Fire Marshal and one Battalion Chief for a total of 24 personnel responded to the scene. The fire was deemed under control at 11:30 p.m.

Upon arrival crews found smoke in the area, but fire was not visible. Upon further investigation, smoke and fire was spotted inside of the first floor of the structure. Crews aggressively went to work searching for any victims. Fire crews broke a downstairs window and pulled one victim to safety. Crews were alerted that there was another victim inside of the home. Firefighters quickly went into action and began a thorough search of the first floor. During the search a second victim was found and brought to safety. This victim had to be resuscitated at the scene. He was then transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. A dog was also rescued from the home. Fire crews assisted the animal by providing oxygen until Animal Control arrived. The dog was then taken to Emergency Veterinary Service of Roanoke Incorporated. The Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the displaced residents.

One of the victims rescued from the burning structure was uninjured. The second victim’s condition is not known at this time. There were no injuries to Fire-EMS personnel.

The fire started in the downstairs level of the structure and was contained to the first floor. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Damage estimates are approximately $25,000.

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