Cat dies in Hampton fire that displaced family of three

HAMPTON, Va. – A family was displaced and a pet cat died in a house fire Tuesday night in Hampton.

Dispatchers got a call about the fire from a neighbor who said there was smoke coming from the roof.

Fire crews were sent to the 700 block of Burton Street around 8:20 p.m.

As crews arrived, they reported smoke coming from the roof and flames coming from two windows. They were able to attack the fire and get it contained in approximately one hour.

No one was home at the time of the fire. However, a family of three was displaced because of heavy smoke, fire and water damage and a pet cat died in the fire, officials said.

There were no other injuries reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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