VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach fire officials said there were no injuries after a fire in a two-story home Wednesday night.
The call reporting the fire came in around 6 p.m. in the 2600 block of Cypress Vine Court, dispatchers said.
Fire officials said there was heavy smoke coming from the single-family home when crews arrived on scene. Firefighters determined the fire was in the attic space and started an interior attack up to the second floor.
Everyone was evacuated when crews arrived, but firefighters were told there were two cats still inside. One was found quickly on the second floor and given to the homeowner. It was given supplemental oxygen.
After the fire was marked under control at 6:30 p.m., crews did a second search and found the second cat also on the second floor. That cat was also given back to the homeowner and given supplemental oxygen.
The cats survived the incident, fire officials said.
The fire was marked out at 6:55 p.m.
One person was evaluated by EMS. They refused treatment and transport. There were no injuries to the animals, residents or firefighters, officials said.
The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the family. Three adults and two cats have been displaced.
The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.
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