Early-morning fire damages three Virginia Beach townhomes

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Firefighters with the Virginia Beach Fire Department responded to a multifamily structure fire around 4:30 a.m., in the 1900 block of Abbotsbury Way located in the Parkside Green section of the city.

Arriving crews saw flames showing through the roof. As other units arrived, firefighters began an interior fire attack.

With conditions getting worse, crews transitioned to an exterior attack of the apartment.

After a short period of time, crews re-entered the structure to extinguish the fire.

The fire was brought under control by 5:04 a.m. and marked out at 5:36 a.m. While no one was injured, a cat was reportedly inside the home and is still unaccounted for.

After talking to neighbors, News 3 reporter Kofo Lasaki learned that three townhomes were involved in the incident. The people who live in the home where the fire started were out of town.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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