Roanoke County Fire & Rescue officials say crews were dispatched to the 3000 block of Loch Haven Drive Thursday for a reported house fire just after 6 p.m.
Firefighters reported heavy smoke coming from three sides of the home. Career and volunteer crews from the Hollins, Masons Cove, Catawba and Fort Lewis stations first worked on extinguishing the flames by going inside the two-story home with fire hoses.
Once the roof collapsed, all crews were pulled out of the house and they began extinguishing the flames from outside the house. One crew was using a ladder truck to attack the flames from above the house, but all firefighters were instructed to come off of the ladder after the National Weather Service in Blacksburg indicated a storm surge was moving towards the Loch Haven Road area with lightening. No word yet on the extent of the damage.
Two adult males live in the home and both are safe. One cat is missing at this time.