Fire at 1414 Gilford Avenue

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The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a structure fire on December 15, 2006 at 1414 Gilford Ave.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately
6:45 p.m. The response consisted of four Engines, one Ladder truck, one Medic Unit, one EMS Captain, one Battalion Chief, and the Investigation Unit for a total of 22 personnel. The fire was under control at 7:30 p.m.

When crews arrived, they found a fire in the attic of the ranch style home. Crews gained access and extinguished the fire.

There was one person in the home when the fire started. The resident was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation. One firefighter sustained minor injuries.

The fire started in the attic and was contained to the attic. The cause of the fire was due to improper discarding of smoking materials. Damage estimates are approximately $18,000.

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