Family pets perish in Chesapeake City fire

A Friday night fire at this home in the unit block of River Road in Chesapeake City caused the death of a dog and two cats and left $100,000 in damage. The exact cause has not been determined.

CHESAPEAKE CITY — A Friday night fire that remains under investigation by the Office of the Maryland State Fire Marshal resulted in the loss of family pets at a River Road home.

According to officials, it was homeowner William Grimes that discovered the fire around 7:17 Friday night, which brought 25 members of the Chesapeake City Volunteer Fire Company to the scene.

The house sustained $100,000 damage along with the loss of a dog and two cats.

Investigators have determined the fire began in an attic space of the single story house but the exact cause has not been determined.

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