Dog credited for alerting family of fire in South Richmond home

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Crews battled a house fire early Wednesday morning on Richmond’s southside.

The fire was located on the 2400 block of Ruffin Road near Jefferson Davis Highway.

A Richmond Fire spokesperson says two people were able to get out of the home safely but were transported to the hospital to be evaluated for smoke inhalation.

Two pets, a cat and dog, were also able to safely escape the home. Richmond Fire says the dog was instrumental in waking up the family.

The fire was marked under control just before 4 a.m. and the cause remains under investigation.

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