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Body found after fire that burned Roanoke homes

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Fire-EMS crews say a body has been found in one of the homes that burned in the southeast part of the city Thursday.

The body was found after firefighters controlled the second-alarm fire that burned four homes and at least one vehicle. The medical examiner’s office will investigate; no name has been released.

No other injuries have been reported.

The cause has not been determined.

Roanoke Fire-EMS said wind was a factor in spreading heat damage from two burning homes to surrounding homes.

The fire was reported Thursday morning in the 100 block of 10 1/2 Street SE.

A large column of smoke from the fire could be seen from miles away.

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