Fire Destroys House in Roanoke

Roanoke, VA - A house in Roanoke has been declared unsafe after a fire moved through it very quickly Wednesday night.

The fire happened in a home in the 900 block of Hanover Avenue NW.

The fire department says it all began about 6:20 p.m., when someone inside left cooking unattended.

Four people in the home escaped, and one suffered minor injuries.

The damage is estimated at $40,000.