Roanoke County fire investigators say a house fire on Underhill Avenue Friday displaced a family of four and did $50,000 damage to the house. Two dogs and a car that were originally missing later were found alive and well. No one was home when the fire started. Investigators say the fire started in a front bedroom. They were not able to determine a cause, but believe the fire was accidental.
From Roanoke County Fire & Rescue: “Crews were dispatched to a reported residential structure fire in the 1400 block of Underhill Avenue at about 2:45 this afternoon. When fire crews first arrived they reported a single story residence with flames showing from the front of the house. Crews entered the structure and knocked down the flames in about 15 minutes. Crews from the Mount Pleasant and City Station 11 are currently on scene conducting overhaul. No injuries have been reported at this time.”
Fire investigators are still on the scene as of 2:45 pm.