LFD: Several people and dogs escape house fire on Federal Street

Several fire trucks were at the scene of a house fire on early Tuesday morning. (Emily Swecker/WSET)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - The Lynchburg Fire Department says several people and dogs were inside their home when a fire broke out Tuesday morning.

Lynchburg Emergency Services says it received a call about the fire in the 1000 block of Federal Street at 5:40 a.m..

Five people and four dogs were inside the house when the fire started, but were able to get out safely.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Officials say one room was damaged, but the house is repairable.

Lynchburg Fire officials were still on the scene several hours after the call came in.

The Red Cross is assisting the family during this time.

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