Family evacuates home after garage catches fire in Virginia Beach

Posted at 9:13 AM, Jun 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-02 09:13:43-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – Crews responded to a house fire in Virginia Beach overnight.

The call came in at 1:28 a.m. for a garage fire, fire officials tell NewsChannel 3.

Firefighters arrived on scene at 1:33 a.m. and found a garage fire that could have possibly been spreading to the attic.

The family and their dog had evacuated the home safely before crews arrived, NewsChannel 3 has learned.

The fire was extinguished and crews cleared the attic by 1:52 a.m.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Dominion Virginia Power was called for a downed power line in the yard.

The family is being assisted by the Red Cross.