Three homes have caught on fire in the 1600 block of Carroll Ave. in Roanoke.

Three homes have caught on fire in the 1600 block of Carroll Ave. in Roanoke. (Henry Dralle III/Provided / June 29, 2012)

Two houses in close proximity to the original "fire" house also sustained fire damage.

There were no injuries, but one home was destroyed.


UPDATED: 2:35a.m.

A Roanoke man is holding onto his faith after a fire destroyed his home Friday night.

It happened on Carroll Avenue in the midst of the storm.

Firefighters worked for more than 3 hours trying to get the fire out.

The homeowner, Christopher Davis, says the fire was caused by a power line that fell onto a tree in his front yard.

Next thing he knew his two daughters smelled smoke. They quickly ran out of the house and then watched it burn.

"Just stood and looked back and just tears welled up in my eyes and I said 'oh my god'," says Davis, "In the midst of it all I began to thank God that everybody was safe."

No one was injured in the fire.

Davis and his wife have three children and were renting the home. They don't have insurance. 


Five people were in the home at the time the fire started.

The American Red Cross is on scene and providing the family with help.

Crews are investigating the cause, but right now they believe it is storm related.


We're told now by Roanoke Fire Department there are three houses on fire in the 16-hundred block of Carroll Avenue.

That's in Northwest Roanoke.

The fire department is currently calling in firefighters to staff extra trucks for the night.

The department is reminding folks without power to use candles with care, and only call 9-1-1 in an emergency.

 We have a crew on the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.