Cat dies in overnight Chesterfield house fire

Chesterfield County

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A cat has died and two people are without a home following an overnight fire Tuesday.

Fire crews were called to a home on the 5500 block of Winterleaf Drive around 12:30 a.m.

Chesterfield Fire said when crews arrived heavy flames could be seen shooting from the back of the home. The house suffered significant damage.

Two adults living inside the home were able to evacuate. Fire crews said they were able to rescue four cats but one cat died in the fire.

The adults are being assisted by family members and the American Red Cross.

Fire Officals said the fire started on the outside of the house and spread to the interior. The house next door was damaged by the heat.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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