VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- A house fire has shut down part of Atlantic Avenue at the Oceanfront, as crews work to put it out.

The fire is in the 100 block of 67th Street.

Investigators say the family who lived there was out of town, and that a woman who was tasked with taking care of the family pets discovered the house was on fire. Three dogs made it out safely, while the search is on for a family cat.

The fire appears to have started in the kitchen.

No firefighters suffered heat exhaustion while putting the fire out.

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