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Okay, maybe it didn't "burn down" (husband's wording), but here's the news I found about it:
An animal hospital will be closed for a little while as they recover from a late-night fire.
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. Saturday, a fire broke out at the Beach Pet Hospital on North Great Neck Road in Virginia Beach.
Firefighters rushed to the scene to douse the flames and save the pets.
"We're a pretty close family and this is pretty devastating for us all right now," Christina Sims said.
Firefighters rushed to the beach pet hospital when the alarm sounded.
They got here to find smoke coming from the back of the building.
One of the hospital owners tells NewsChannel 3 that a cat and a parakeet died.
He also said the cause of the fire was electrical.
EMT's on the scene gave oxygen to the animals.
"Oxygen does wonder for everybody, as you can see this guy is starting to move around a little bit, he's feeling a little bit better," said one EMT, as he administered oxygen to a turtle.
"The EMTs who administered oxygen to our animals who are here and the firefighters who were here to save those that were here, we're very appreciative to them," Sims said.
The hospital will be closed Monday and may stay closed for the week.