Dog rescued after ‘suspicious’ fire on South Street in Portsmouth


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — A dog was rescued from a fire that damaged two houses in Portsmouth on Thursday morning.

The call came in around 9 a.m. for the fire in the 600 block at South and Green streets near the YMCA in Olde Towne.

Firefighters found heavy fire at two homes when they arrived and a second alarm was called for more help. Portsmouth and Navy Region Mid Atlantic firefighters were able to fight the flames and rescue a dog from the home.

The dog rescued from the fire is reunited with its owners.

Officials say that five residents have been displaced, however, none of them were injured in the fire.

A firefighter was transferred to a local hospital after suffering from heat-related issues. They have since been discharged.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however, the Portsmouth Fire Marshals Office believes that it is suspicious in nature.

Fire officials are asking anyone with information to call the Fire Marshals Office at 757-393-8689.

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