10 fires reported in our viewing area in the past 4 days


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    There have been 10 fires in our viewing area in just four days.

    The latest happened Thursday afternoon on Enterprise Drive in Lynchburg after a dust explosion, but several of them have been related to trying to stay warm.

    Here's a look at some of the details:

    Monday - A fire broke out in the 1500-block of Goose Creek Valley Road in Montvale of Bedford County. According to a firefighter with the Montvale Volunteer Fire Department, the owner of the home had to jump from a second story window of the home to escape the flames.

    The Bedford County Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.

    Tuesday - Firefighters responded to a structure fire at 1623 Sunset Avenue in Salem around 4 a.m. The Fire Marshal determined that an overloaded extension cord caused the fire and an estimated $40,000 worth of damage.

    Tuesday - Two juveniles were taken to the hospital after the Roanoke Fire Department said they set a warming fire in a vacant house on Downing Street in Roanoke.

    Tuesday - A 65-year-old man was burned on 90-percent of his body after a fire broke out at his home on Bell Hill Farms Road in Big Island.

    Wednesday - A fire destroyed a home in the 300 block of Vine Drive in Concord. the cause of the fire is under investigation.

    Wednesday - Firefighters responded to a residential structure fire just before 4 a.m. to the 1000 block of Brake Road in Montgomery County. The cause is under investigation.

    Wednesday - Fire crews responded to a fire in the 1100 block of South Colorado Street in Salem for a fire at an abandoned trailer. The cause is under investigation.

    Thursday - Four people were taken to the hospital after a fire in the 2100 block of Mountain View Terrace. Three cats were killed. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

    Thursday - Firefighters responded to Martin Avenue in Danville to find a house on fire around 9:30 a.m. The Battalion Fire Chief said a woman intentionally set the fire and has been charged with arson and attempted malicious wounding.

    Thursday - A dust explosion led to a fire in the roof system at Hanwha Azdel on Enterprise Drive in Lynchburg. No one was injured.




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