Several animals killed in Bedford house fire Thursday

(Bedford Fire Dept.)

BEDFORD, Va. (WSET) -- The Bedford Fire Department said several animals have died after a house fire Thursday.

The fire department wrote on Facebook that units responded to a home on Dickerson Mill Road seven minutes after a 911 call to find heavy smoke showing from a single-story ranch home.

They said the fire was quickly located and put out, but there was heavy smoke and fire damage.

Officials said firefighters located several animals, but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.

17 total firefighters operated on the scene.

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