Dogs rescued from Chesapeake house fire

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Fire crews say family pets were rescued from a house fire in the Great Bridge area Tuesday, but not by them.

At 2:36 p.m., fire crews were dispatched to the 1000 block of Chattanooga Street, and arrived to find smoke coming from a one-story home, according to Capt. Scott Saunders with the Chesapeake Fire Department.

The fire was under control by 2:54 p.m.

Saunders said the residents were not inside the home at the time of the fire, and the two dogs that were in the home were rescued by neighbors.

A family of six lives at the home; two adults and four children. They are staying with relatives.

There was smoke damage throughout the house, but fire damage appears to have been contained to an attached garage.

The cause is under investigation.

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