CHESAPEAKE, Va. – Four people have been displaced after a mobile home fire in the Deep Creek section of Chesapeake Thursday.
According to officials with the Chesapeake Fire Department, the fire was called in at 2:18 p.m. in the 1400 block of Deep Creek Boulevard after police officers patrolling the area noticed smoke.
Heavy fire was showing from the single-wide trailer when firefighters arrived on scene four minutes later.
The fire was marked under control at 2:39 p.m.
No one was at home at the time of the fire, but authorities say a dog was inside and did not survive. No other injuries were reported.
The Red Cross is assisting the family with lodging arrangements.
The fire’s cause was ruled to be a space heater plugged into an extension cord. The Chesapeake Fire Department reminds everyone that space heaters need to be plugged directly into wall outlets, as extension cords can easily overheat.