When crews arrived, they found the fire in the restaurant’s dining area. The fire was brought under control quickly with the assistance of auto-aid from Norfolk Fire & Rescue.
According to the Chesapeake Fire Department, dispatch received a call for a fire at The Dog House, located at 918 Liberty Street, at about 10:38 a.m. The fire department said a passerby reported smoke coming from a roof vent on the business.
The Dog House was not scheduled to open until 11 a.m., and no employees were present at the time.
Damage was contained to the restaurant and did not extend to other businesses sharing the same building shell.
The fire’s cause is still under investigation.
The restaurant will now close for repairs.