Firefighters battle Virginia house fire while trying to keep water hoses from freezing

Firefighters battle Virginia house fire in frigid temperatures that freeze water hoses. (FCFD)

A home occupant suffered only minor injures after escaping a house fire in Springfield early Friday morning, authorities said.

According to officials, the resident was found in the yard outside the house by fire crews when they responded to the scene.

The resident is said to have suffered only minor injuries after the fire broke out around 2:30 a.m. at the home in the 5500 block of Heming Avenue during frigid temperatures that officials say made it difficult for firefighters, especially when their hoses started to freeze.

Fairfax County Fire officials say the blaze was brought under control in about 10 minutes.

The cause of the fire is now under investigation.

This is a developing story.

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