COVID-19 resources




Photo: Roanoke Fire-EMS

(Updated Nov 9) On November 8th at 7:54am, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to a fire in the 2400 Block of Baker Ave NW. A column of smoke could be seen from miles away. Units arrived to find a residential structure with heavy smoke and flames showing. All residents escaped the home safely due to a smoke alarm that alerted the residents of the fire. No injuries were reported. Four adults and one child are displaced and were assisted by the American Red Cross. The cause of the fire was deemed incendiary.

The Roanoke Fire Marshal’s Office identified the suspect as Anne Marie Lawhorn, 46, of Roanoke. The suspect was arrested by Roanoke Police Department on scene and charged with arson of an occupied dwelling.

 

NEWS RELEASE: At 7:54am, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 2400 block of Baker Ave NW for a fire. Units arrived to find a residential structure with heavy smoke and flames. Upon arriving all residents were accounted for except for a family cat. No injuries have been reported. Four adults and one child will displaced, and are being assisted by the American Red Cross Virginia Region. The cause of the fire is under investigation.