Structure Fire at 4514 Surrey Avenue

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The Roanoke Fire-EMS Department responded to a residential structure fire on May 17, 2007 at 4514 Surrey Ave.

The call was received through the 9-1-1 Center at approximately 11:33 p.m. The response of three Engines, one Ladder truck, two Medic Units, the EMS Captain, the Investigation Unit, the Service Truck and a Battalion Chief for a total of 25 personnel responded to the scene. The fire was ruled under control at 11:52 p.m.

When crews arrived they found light smoke coming from the structure. Crews entered the interior of the home and quickly extinguished the blaze. They then checked for extension and began salvage and overhaul procedures.

There were two people in the home when the fire started, but they escaped without injuries. There were no injuries to Fire-EMS personnel.

The cause of the fire has been ruled accidental. It was caused by a candle being placed too close to combustibles. The fire started in the upstairs bedroom and was contained to the room of origin. Damage estimates are approximately $25,000.

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