CHESAPEAKE -- A house fire in the Knells Ridge section of Chesapeake has killed a family's dog this evening. Firefighters were called to the fire in the 1100 block of Waterstone Court at 4:09 p.m.

Arriving seven minutes later, they found a fire on the second floor of a two-story home. Fire damage was contained to one room on the second floor, but the home did suffer smoke damage throughout. It appears the fire was the result of a lightning strike.

A family of four occupied the home, and was uninjured by the fire. They will be displaced this evening, and have made arrangements with their insurance company for area lodging.

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