Chesterfield Fire crews rescue several animals from house fire; 1 cat dies

Chesterfield Fire crews rescue several animals from house fire; 1 cat dies

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) - Crews managed to save several animals from a house fire in Chesterfield on Tuesday.

The fire happened around 9:45 a.m. in the 6300 block of Dorius Drive, not far from Cogbill Road.

Crews were able to rescue a dog, two cats, and five pet rats from the house, and they were taken to a local animal hospital.

Two other cats were unaccounted for at the time, but one has been found and is safe. It is possible they may have been outside at the time of the fire. A fifth cat died in the fire.

The fire started in the kitchen, but the cause remains under investigation. Firefighters had the fire under control in 35 minutes.

Chesterfield crews also responded to a house fire on North Rhodes Lane on Tuesday. Two dogs died in that fire.

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