Roanoke County, VA House Fire, Jun 2010

Roanoke County home destroyed by fire, body found inside

Roanoke, VA

The fire was discovered at a home on Magnolia Road, just off Plantation Road, around 2:15 a.m.
It took about an hour and a half to get the fire under control.

Investigators found a body inside the ruins of a Roanoke County home. A county Fire & Rescue spokesperson said the body has been taken to the medical examiner's office for identification. The person's identity has not been released. Investigators also found the remains of a dog inside the house.

Crews have been at the home on Magnolia Road since the fire was reported around 2:15 Tuesday morning. The have not determined the cause of the fire.

Fire officials now say a passing drive spotted the flames, called 9-1-1 and tried to get inside the house. The man tripped over something near the front door, twisted his knee and had to back out because of the thick smoke.

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A Roanoke County home was destroyed by fire early Tuesday morning.

The fire was discovered at a home on Magnolia Road, just off Plantation Road, around 2:15 a.m. While firefighters were inside battling the flames, the floor began to collapse into the basement. All firefighters made it out safely. It took about an hour and a half to get the fire under control.

The home is considered a total loss. Investigators are still trying to determine the cause.

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