A Jarvisburg family is searching for their dog after lightning sparked a fire that gutted their home on Meadow Lake Circle earlier this evening.
Boobears is a small, brown brindle dog, about 5 years old, and she’s been missing in the neighborhood since the fire, which started about 7:05 p.m. Boobears was outside at the time and took off.
No people were home at the time and no one was injured. Firefighters’ efforts were hampered by lack of readily available water supply, officials told OBXToday’s Sam Walker.
The Lower Currituck, Crawford, Corolla, Moyock, Currituck and Souther Shores fire departments responded, along with the Currituck Sheriff’s Office.
Power was out in the Meadow Lake neighborhood after the blaze.
Searchers were out looking for Boobears tonight. If you’ve seen her, call or text her owner at 252-489-0902.
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