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Two cats missing, house damaged after fire in Tabb area of York County

York County Fire & Life Safety crews responded to a house fire in the 1800 block of Calthrop New Road just before 2 p.m. Jan. 2, 2018. (Courtesy photo/York County Fire & Life Safety)
York County Fire & Life Safety crews responded to a house fire in the 1800 block of Calthrop New Road just before 2 p.m. Jan. 2, 2018. (Courtesy photo/York County Fire & Life Safety)

Two cats are unaccounted for after a house fire broke out in the Tabb area of York County.

York County Fire & Life Safety crews responded to a house in the 1800 block of Calthrop New Road just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to a fire & life safety news release.

Crews arrived to find fire coming out of the two-story home’s roof, the release said.

The single occupant of the house was able to exit prior to fire crews arriving, but two cats are still missing from the scene.

There are no reported injuries, the release said, but the house was significantly damaged.

Langley Air Force Base Fire Department assisted at the scene, while fire departments from Hampton and Newport News covered other York County fire stations.

Poquoson fire crews also assisted in other emergency calls, the release said.

Fire officials are still working to determine the cause and origin of the fire.

York County Fire & Life Safety crews responded to a house fire in the 1800 block of Calthrop New Road just before 2 p.m. Jan. 2, 2018. (Courtesy photo/York County Fire & Life Safety)
York County Fire & Life Safety crews responded to a house fire in the 1800 block of Calthrop New Road just before 2 p.m. Jan. 2, 2018. (Courtesy photo/York County Fire & Life Safety)
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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