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Chesapeake firefighters rescue guinea pigs, bearded dragon from townhouse fire

Crews said the lizard received oxygen for smoke inhalation and should be all right.

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.

Credit: Chesapeake Fire Department

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

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