An exterior residential fire early this morning forced five people and their pet dog from their home in the 1800 block of Kathleen Court, off of Centerville Turnpike in the city's Charlestowne Lake South section.
Virginia Beach firefighters arrived on the scene and found an exterior fire, with radiant heat from it extending to the next door neighbor's vinyl siding.
The fire was under control within 20 minutes and its cause is under investigation.
No civilians or firefighters injuries were reported.
Photos by the VBFD Multimedia Services Unit.