Causes of yesterdays fires:
Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to 3 fires yesterday and we have causes for each of them:
3200 block of Maplelawn Ave. - improperly discarded smoking materials. Damage estimates: $37,000 - resident transported to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for smoke inhalation
2200 block of Hanover Ave. - unattended cooking. Damage estimates: $20,000 - resident transported to the hospital for non life threatening injuries
1700 block of Dunbar St. - children playing with a lighter. Damage estimates: $40,000
All of these fires were preventable - remember to check your smoke alarms and practice fire safety with your family. Our thoughts & prayers are with those affected yesterday.