Dog dies in Chesapeake house fire; Family of 5 displaced

Posted at 1:39 PM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 13:39:48-04

Chesapeake, Va. – A dog died in a Chesapeake house fire Friday morning, according to Chesapeake Fire officials.

Fire crews were dispatched to the home in the 700 block of Laurel Avenue at 11:35 a.m.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the single story home. The fire was under control at 11:58 a.m.

A family of five lived at the home but all of the residents were away when the fire started. They will not be able to return to the home, however, due to the severity of the damages. They have made arrangements to stay with other family members in the meantime.

Firefighters found two dogs unconscious inside the home during a search. One of the dogs was resuscitated, while the other unfortunately passed away.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.