Chesapeake homeowner loses house to fire 4 days after moving in

Posted at 5:30 PM, Mar 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-07 23:32:07-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Crews responded to a two-story house fire Tuesday.

Chesapeake Fire said the blaze was in the 1100 block of Elder Ave.

Two adults were displaced because of the fire as it destroyed the home.

The homeowner told News 3 that he had moved into the home just four days before the fire.

The residents were able to get out safely with their dog but they also had a cat who they have not located yet.

Crews were sent to the scene around 5 p.m., and said the fire was under control at 5:28 p.m.

The fire also melted vinyl siding at a neighboring home.

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

A GoFundMe account was set up to help the homeowner.

This video was taken by a News 3 viewer.