Roanoke County Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire in the 3600 block of Colony Lane at about 2:45 Thursday afternoon.
When crews first arrived, they reported smoke and flames coming from the back of a single story residential structure. Firefighters from the Cave Spring, Clearbrook and Back Creek stations had the flames knocked down in about 15 minutes. The fire damage was contained to the back deck and kitchen of the house, but there is smoke and water damage to the home.
No one was home at the time the fire started. A neighbor called 9-1-1 reporting that she could see flames in the backyard. Red Cross is assisting the couple who lived in the home.
No injuries were reported.
Fire investigators are on scene.