Crews respond to fire at ‘The Dog House’ restaurant in Chesapeake

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CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Crews extinguished a fire that broke out Thursday morning at a business in the South Norfolk area of Chesapeake.

It was at The Dog House in the 900 block of Liberty Street, at Poindexter Street.

A passerby called the fire department at 10:38 a.m. to report smoke coming from a roof vent at the family-owned restaurant.

When firefighters arrived, they entered the business and located the fire in the dining room. With assist from Norfolk Fire and Rescue, they quickly got the flames under control and contained damage to the restaurant. There are other businesses in the same building.

Poindexter Street was closed between Liberty Street and B Street due to the fire, but reopened around 1 p.m.

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There were no employees in the restaurant when the fire broke out, according to the Chesapeake Fire Department.

The restaurant will be closed for repairs.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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