CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Chesapeake Fire Department crews were on the scene of a fire Thursday afternoon.

The call came in around 1:20 p.m. from the 3900 block of Springwood Court. Crews arrived to the scene 9 minutes after getting the 911 call.

Residents were home at the time of the fire and safely evacuated.  

Firefighters said they removed 3 guinea pigs and 1 bearded dragon lizard from the townhouse. The lizard received oxygen for smoke inhalation and should be OK.

Officials said none of the animals were harmed.

Chesapeake Fire Department Lizard Photo
Chesapeake Fire Department

The cause of the fire is still under investigation but is believed to be accidental.

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