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NORFOLK -- More than 7,000 customers of Dominion Virginia Power are without service as of 8:30 pm, with more than 3,500 in Virginia Beach and more than 2,000 in Newport News as strong storms continue to move through the area.

There have been reports of trees down in several parts of Virginia Beach and Suffolk.

A lightning strike is believed to be the cause of a fire in Chesapeake in the 1100 block of Waterstone Court. When firefighters arrived on scene, the found a fire that was contained to one room on the second floor of the home.

All four members of the family were home at the time but got out safely. However fire rescue tells 13NewsNow that a dog died.

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