Firefighters rescue dog from Norfolk house fire

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Norfolk firefighters rescued a dog from a two-story home engulfed in flames Thursday afternoon.

Battalion Chief Julian Williamson with Norfolk Fire-Rescue said 26 firefighters responded to the 1700 block of Parkview Avenue around 2 p.m. after the department received multiple calls about a house fire.

Upon arrival, heavy smoke was showing from the first and second floors and flames were visible on the first floor. Williamson said the fire quickly spread to the second floor, and firefighters used hose lines to extinguish the flames.

The fire was ruled under control at 2:40 p.m.

No injuries were reported and no one was home at the time of the fire. However, two cats did not survive the flames. Williamson said firefighters rescued a dog from the home and Animal Control responded to the scene to care for it.

Fire Marshals are investigating the cause of the fire.

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