No injuries reported in Roanoke Trail house fire

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Glenrock Volunteer Fire Department Captain Shon Lindsey (left) and Ken Daly stand outside a home that caught fire just before midnight on July 4 at 156 Roanoke Trail as State Fire Marshal Richard Embrey investigates inside.

Mike Moore

At approximately 11:45 p.m. July 4, the Glenrock Volunteer Fire Department responded to a house fire at 156 Roanoke Trail. Firefighter John Bean, who resides just up the street, was the first on the scene. Upon his arrival, he saw smoke exiting the home from where the roof meets the second story wall facing Roanoke Trail.
He says by the time the fire chief arrived shortly thereafter, flames were shooting out of the roof. All-in-all, it took approximately an hour to douse the flames that primarily damaged the second story and roof of the home.
It is still unclear if anyone was home at the time of the fire, and those living in the residence have still not been released as of 10:20 a.m. this morning.
According to Glenrock Volunteer Fire Department Captain Shon Lindsey, the townhouses that stretch along the majority of the short loop of Roanoke Trail all have fire breaks between them. Despite looking like every home is connected, they aren't. This helped firefighters prevent the flames from spreading to adjacent homes. Most of the damage, he stated, came from water used to extinguish the flames.
Some of the firefighters worked late into the night and morning hours of July 5 cleaning up, while State Fire Marshal Richard Embry was still conducting his fire investigation to determine how the fire was started as of 9:15 a.m. this morning.
For more information, please check out next week's edition of the Glenrock Independent.


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