Fire at 5212 Lancelot Lane – North Ridge Apartments

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The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a structure fire on May 28, 2007 at 5212 Lancelot Lane, North Ridge Apartments.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 1:38 p.m. The response of four Engines, two Ladder trucks, three Medic Units, the EMS Captain, the Investigation Unit and a Battalion Chief for a total of 29 personnel responded to the scene. The fire was under control at 1:50 p.m.

When crews arrived they found heavy fire coming from the roof of one of the apartments. Fire-EMS crews immediately gained entrance to the apartment and began a primary search which was ruled all clear. They then extinguished the blaze and checked for extension. Crews then began salvage and overhaul.

There was no one inside of the apartment when the fire started. There were no injuries to civilians or Fire-EMS personnel.

The fire was caused by a lightning strike during the large storm that occured during the afternoon. The fire was contained to the attic area of the apartment. Damage estimates are approximately $35,000.

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