This story comes via VAFireNews.com…another web site that I (The Fire Critic) runs. The photos were taken by me…and no, I am not, nor do I claim to be a professional photographer!
There are also plenty of links to more coverage and some video from the scene.
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Roanoke Firefighters battled a fire at the Days Inn near the Roanoke Civic Center today. They are still on scene hitting the hot spots. The hotel was apparently undergoing renovations. There were no guests in the hotel at the time of the fire.
The fire closed down route 460 in both directions right at Williamson Road for hours. The fire even made it on CNN today.
That wasn’t all they had to contend with. Early on in the incident, a driver who was distracted by the fire drove over charged 5″ hose. I don’t have any doubt the driver will be cited for the incident…and have to wait a long while until the hose is taken up to leave the scene.