House fire sends one firefighter to hospital with heat exhaustion, one man and dog rescued

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NORFOLK, Va. – A man and his dog were rescued from the second floor balcony of a home after a fire broke out Monday night.

The Norfolk Fire Department responded to the two story home at 1238 East Ocean View Avenue at 9:07 p.m.

 

Crews started an aggressive fire attack and additional hose lines were advanced to protect nearby properties. A second alarm was added at 9:13 p.m. In total, five engine companies, two ladder companies, a rescue company, two Medic units and two Battalion Chiefs were dispatched.

The fire was under control at 9:49 p.m.

The rescued man and dog were not injured and are being assisted by the Red Cross.

One firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion, according to officials.

Damage to the home was significant. The origin and cause of the fire remain under investigation.

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