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Five Displaced, Dog and Cat Perish in Charlottesville Fire

By BECKY ROBINETTE WRIGHT, Senior Correspondent | May 28, 2020 | VIRGINIA

Story No. 052820110

Charlottesville, VA - Tones sounded on May 22nd around 10:00 A.M. for a structure fire in the 1500 block of Rosa Terrace. Firefighters arrived on scene to find heavy smoke and fire conditions. Crews entered the home and quickly conducted a search for trapped victims. No injuries were reported, according to Deputy Chief Joe Powers, and the fire was quickly marked under control. The American Red Cross is assisting the five displaced residents, and fire marshals are working to determine a cause. One dog and one cat died in the fire. The home had no working smoke alarms, but the quick actions by the occupants to evacuate, immediately call 911, and notify the neighbors saved lives.

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