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House fire in northwest Roanoke sends two to hospital

ROANOKE, Va. – Two people are hurt following a house fire in northwest Roanoke.

Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to a fire in the 200 block of Frances Dr. NW just after 8:30 Saturday morning.

Crews reported smoke and flames were coming from the home upon their arrival.

Two people were home when the fire started in the basement, according to fire officials.

Both were taken to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. One victim’s injuries were deemed serious.

A dog died in the fire.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.

Donald Wolfe

Donald’s writings have appeared in HuffPost, Washington Examiner, The Saturday Evening Post, and The Virginian-Pilot, among other publications. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He is the Virginian Tribune's Publisher.

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