Roanoke Fire-EMS Responds to 9th St. Fire

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On February 24, 2009, Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to a commercial fire
at 1207 9th St., Shirts Unlimited. Three engines, 1 ladder truck, 1
medic unit, 1 EMS Captain, 1 Battalion Chief and the Investigation
Unit responded to the scene for a total of 15 personnel. The call
was received in the E-911 Center at approximately 3:29 a.m. and was
ruled under control at 3:51 a.m.

When crews arrived they found smoke showing from the basement of the
single story building. Crews entered the structure and extinguished
a small fire found in the basement.

There was no one in the building when the fire started. There were
no injuries to civilians or Fire-EMS personnel.

The fire started in the basement and was contained to the basement.
There was minimal damage. Damage estimates are approximately
$3,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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