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Woman hospitalized, cat dead after early morning house fire in Chesapeake

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Posted at 4:27 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 04:30:31-05

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A woman was injured in a house fire early Wednesday morning, the Chesapeake Police Department said.

According to firefighters, crews were called to Park Avenue in South Norfolk at 12:48 a.m. for the fire. When crews arrived on scene nine minutes later, they found a home engulfed in flames.

The fire was declared under control almost an hour later, at 1:47 a.m.

The woman was taken to the emergency room with burn injuries, firefighters said. A pet cat was also found dead at the scene.

The fire's cause is under investigation, and this is a developing story.