Fire Marshal: Intentional fire destroys vacant Roanoke County home

  • Source: WSET-TV ABC 13
  • Published: 06/08/2018 07:41 AM

Fire Marshals in Roanoke County are continuing their investigation into a fire on Split Oak Road Thursday. Roanoke Fire and Rescue responded at about 7:20 p.m. to the 6700 block of Split Oak Road in the Back Creek area of Roanoke County for a structure fire. They said initial calls were form a large plume of black smoke in the area. According to officials, the house was vacant and had not been lived in for over 15 years. They said the house sits at the end of a long, gravel road at the top of a hill in a rural area of Roanoke County where there are no fire hydrants. Due to lack of a water source, crews said they were presented with access and water supply. Roanoke County Fire and Rescue officials said Jacob Seymour, 28, was taken into custody Friday morning and charged with burning or destroying any building or structure. Officials said his address was listed as 'transient.'


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