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Firefighters responding to house fire also battle icy conditions

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

While you were fighting the icy roads, firefighters in Richmond had a similar problem.

Just after 5 p.m. crews were called to a fire at a home in the 7400 block of Rockfalls Drive.

It took firefighters 40 minutes to get the fire under control.

The homeowners were not inside, but three dogs were - a neighbor actually kicked in a door to bring them to safety.

Fire crews had to bring in a sand truck since the water hoses were icing the streets.

They also had to use kitty litter to de-ice the roads, since the home was at the bottom of a hill and fire and rescue trucks had to get back to the top.

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