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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – A dog has died after a fire broke out at a home on Henrico's North Side Saturday night.

Firefighters were called to a home in the 9800 block of Durango Road around 10:15 p.m.

Officials said crews were still working to extinguish the fire as of 10:50 p.m.

"First arriving units were on scene in six minutes and reported a single story home with heavy fire involvement," Henrico Fire spokesman Capt. Danny Rosenbaum said. "Fire crews were able to extinguish the fire quickly and prevent any further damage."

The fire, which started in the living room, was marked under control at 10:45 p.m.

Firefighters rescued the family's dog, but the animal later died.

Rosenbaum said the two people inside made it out safely. The home did have a working smoke detector.

Officials said the family of two will be displaced.

The fire remains under investigation and there is no word yet on what sparked the blaze.


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