Pet rats die in early morning townhouse fire in Va. Beach

Virginia Beach

LaVoy Harrell/WAVY

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia Beach firefighters are investigating a townhouse fire early Monday morning.

Officials say they responded to the fire in the 2100 block of Carrene Drive just before 3 a.m.

The fire was marked under control within 20 minutes.

Officials said that four deceased rats were removed from the home after the fire was resolved.

Animal control was called for a report of deceased pets. No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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