Hanover County, Va., (WRIC) — A Mechanicsville family of four was left without a place to live and three dogs after a fire destroyed their home Saturday afternoon.
Hanover County Fire Department responded to the 7100 block of McCauley Lane at 4:53 p.m. for a reported structure fire.
Once on scene, crews found a single-story house with a walk-out basement ablaze.
Fire crews were able to get the fire under control and extinguish it.
Officials said a number of pets were inside the home at the time of the fire. Crews were able to rescue two cats, but unfortunately, three dogs died.
The Red Cross has been requested for assistance. Hanover Fire crews will continue to investigate the cause of the fire.
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