UPDATED 7:40 AM — From Roanoke Fire-EMS: On Thursday, June 18, 2015, crews responded to a fire at 5008 Airport Rd.-Advance Auto Parts. The call was received in the E-911 Center at approximately 10:35pm and was under control at 1:08am. 46 personnel responded to the scene. When crews arrived they found a fire that appeared
to be electrical in nature. Crews worked with AEP and building maintenance to shut off the power and generators to the building. One firefighter sustained a minor leg injury due to a fall. The building sustained significant damages including heat, smoke and water. The cause is under investigation by the Fire Marshal’s Office and preliminary damage estimates are approximately $750,000.
EARLIER: Roanoke City fire officials say several businesses will be impacted by a late-night fire at Crossroads Mall where the damage is reported to be extensive. Fire officials believe it started late last night in an electrical room near the Advance Auto offices at the Virginia Workforce Connection. There is fire, smoke and water damage in much of Crossroads, and anyone who works there is urged to contact their employer to learn whether they should report. Fire inspectors hope to determine the cause today, and Roanoke building inspectors are expected to determine the extent of structural damage. Dozens of firefighters from Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Botetourt County responded.