Roanoke Fire-EMS was able to put the fire out in less than five minutes and said the incident was “more smoke than flames.”
According to firefighters, the house was vacant and no utilities were on inside.
The battalion chief on the scene said it was likely caused by a squatter.
Authorities said there were no injuries.
A residential structure caught fire in downtown Roanoke Sunday evening.
Just after 5:00 p.m., Roanoke Fire-EMS said they responded to the 500 block of 16th Street NW for a fire.
According to authorities, units arrived to find smoke and flames coming from a residential structure.
Crews are currently working to extinguish the flames and the cause is unknown at this time.
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