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Firefighter bitten by dog in Yorktown

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Posted at 4:00 PM, Feb 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-03 16:02:39-05

Yorktown, Va. – A house fire was reported just after 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the 400 block of Goosley Road in Yorktown.

Units arrived on scene within minutes, and found heavy smoke coming from the house.

It was a single story home, officials say.

Heavy fire was seen coming from the attic.

Upon an attempt to enter the home, a firefighter was bitten by a dog.

The bite didn’t penetrate the fire suit, according to Chief Long of York County Fire Department.

Animal Control was initially called, but the dog owner was able to secure the animal.

The fire was extinguished, but the home is uninhabitable now, officials say.

The Red Cross is assisting the family. No additional injuries to civilians or firefighters have been reported.