ROANOKE (WSLS 10) – Roanoke Fire and Rescue crews say a contractor using a torch accidentally sparked lint that caused a fire at Valley Cleaners on Williamson Road Thursday afternoon. Fire crews from Hollins, North County, and Fort Lewis along with a Roanoke City crew responded to the call.
When crews arrived, they found heavy black smoke coming from the business.
A worker was able to extinguish much of the fire by using a fire extinguisher. It took firefighters only moments to finish the job.
One firefighter was injured and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.