VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach firefighters responded to a house fire Wednesday evening.
The fire was located in the 2600 block of Cypress Vine Court.
At 6:02 p.m., units with the Virginia Beach Fire Department responded to a call about a house that was on fire. The fire started in the back of the home, and everyone who was inside was able to get out before firefighters arrived on scene.
Units arrived on scene to find a considerable amount of smoke in the area and deployed a 5" supply hose from a fire hydrant to the two-story home. It was determined that the fire started in the attic.
Firefighters performed an offensive interior attack up to the second floor and extinguished the fire in the attic through the eaves of the home.
The homeowner told crews operating there were two cats still inside the house. Firefighters found the first cat on the second floor and turned it over to another unit, which came out of the home with the cat and turned it over to the homeowner.
EMS personnel gave supplemental oxygen to the first cat and evaluated one person, who refused treatment and refused to be taken to the hospital.
Firefighters then secured the electrical service at the panel by shutting off the main breaker, and the fire was called under control at 6:30 p.m. They then began overhaul to search if the fire had extended throughout the home.
Crews found the second cat on the second floor and turned it over to the owner. The second cat also received supplemental oxygen.
Both cats survived the incident.
The fire was declared out at 6:55 p.m.
The Red Cross responded to the scene to help the owner. Three adults and the two cats were displaced.
No firefighters, civilians or animals were hurt during this incident.
Fire officials are still working to find out what caused the fire.