UPDATE: Roanoke Co. Fire Victim Died of Smoke Inhalation

UPDATE: 11:44 a.m.

Roanoke Co., VA - The Medical Examiner's office says a person who died in a weekend morning house fire in Roanoke County died of smoke inhalation.

Firefighters responded to the home on Twelve o'clock Knob Road early Saturday morning.

When fire crews arrived, the two-story home was engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were able to contain the fire to the house, and stop it from spreading to some nearby woods.

While the body has not yet been identified, police investigators do not believe foul play contributed.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


UPDATE: 6:15 p.m.

Roanoke Co., VA - Investigators say they have found a body in a Roanoke County burned-out house on Twelve O'clock Knob Road Saturday.

Investigators from the Roanoke County Fire Marshal's Office and Police Department are working together to determine out what caused this fire and fatality.

The body has been sent to the medical examiner's office to determine the exact cause of death.

Because this is now a fatal fire investigation, no more details will be released regarding the fire or fatality until further notice.


Roanoke Co., VA - A Roanoke County house is a total loss after an early morning fire Saturday.

Roanoke County Fire & Rescue crews responded to the 4700 block of Twelve O'clock Knob Road around 1 a.m. for a reported fire.

Nearby residents could see the flames, but were unsure whether or not there were trees on fire, or a house.

When fire crews arrived, they found a two-story wood framed house fully engulfed in flames.

Firefighters were able to contain the flames to the house and stop it from spreading to the surrounding wooded area.

Volunteer and career crews from the Back Creek, Bent Mountain, Cave Spring, and Fort Lewis stations worked for hours to get the fire under control. Crews used tanker trucks and nearby ponds for their water supply.

The house is a total loss and investigators are on scene sorting through the ruble to determine what sparked the blaze.

No injuries were reported.

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