Officials: Woman, 3 pets escape house fire in Va. Beach

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Officials say a woman and her three pets escaped their Virginia Beach home after it caught fire early Tuesday morning.

The Virginia Beach Fire Department said in a news release firefighters responded to the 55000 block of Lambdin Arch — off Diamond Springs Road — around 5:45 a.m.

The first units on scene reported finding smoke visible from a two-story house on that block. A woman who lives there told firefighters she was alerted to the fire by the smell and then the sound of her alarms.

The woman got out of the home unharmed. Her two dogs and a ferret were rescued safely from the home, but the ferret was treated with oxygen, officials said.

The fire was limited to the kitchen area of the house — where it started — and was later ruled accidental.

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