Fire breaks out at Henrico townhome, dog rescued

Fire breaks out at Henrico townhome, dog rescued
Source: NBC12
Source: NBC12

A fire broke out at a townhome in Henrico's East End.

Firefighters received calls around 1:40 a.m. on Monday for an apartment fire in the 200 block of Knightsmanor Court, near the intersection of Azalea Avenue and Richmond-Henrico Turnpike.

When crews arrived on the scene in less than four minutes later, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from a two-story townhouse. Crews searched for victims through the high heat and reduced visibility. At the same time, crews used hose lines to get the fire under control.

The fire was marked under control less than an hour later.

One person lives in the home, but fire officials say no one was inside at the time of the fire. However, they rescued a dog from the burning home. The dog is unharmed.

The building inspector will determine if the home will be condemned or not.

Fire officials will continue to investigate the cause of the fire.

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