Firefighter injured working house fire in Buena Vista

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BUENA VISTA, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A firefighter suffered a "minor" injury while fighting a house fire in Buena Vista, according to Buena Vista Police Chief Keith Hartman.

Crews were dispatched to the 1400 block of Oak Avenue around 1 p.m. Wednesday for reports of a house fire.

A firefighter suffered a "minor" burn on the neck while working the fire. He was taken to a hospital, and has since been released, according to Hartman.

At the time of the fire, one person was home, but made it out safely.

The house is considered to be a total loss.

The Buena Vista Fire Department is investigating the fire to determine the cause. According to Hartman, early investigations indicate the fire was not suspicious in nature.

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