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Townhouse fire in York County kills three cats

(Courtesy of York County Department of Fire and Life Safety)

YORK COUNTY — A fire broke out in a townhouse on Monument Court in the Coventry subdivision on Saturday (May 29) morning, killing three cats.

According to a Facebook post from the York County Department of Fire & Life Safety (YC Fire), just prior to 9:30 a.m., units and personnel along with automatic mutual aid support from the Langley Air Force Base Fire Department, responded to a report of an automatic fire alarm.

Upon arrival, units found smoke coming from the first and second floors of an end unit townhome.

Personnel immediately began searching the home for occupants, but it was determined that the residents were not at home. However, three cats succumbed to fire/smoke.

Heavy fire conditions were located primarily in the living room, and the fire was quickly brought under control. The living room sustained extensive fire damage, while the remainder of the residence had heavy smoke damage. There were no civilian or firefighter injuries. There was also no damage to adjacent townhouses.

The York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office assisted on scene, and the Newport News Fire Department House provided mutual aid fire station backfill coverage.

An investigation determined that the cause has been determined to be discarded smoking materials.

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