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Firefighters rescue 2 young girls from burning home

WATERLOO (AP) — Firefighters rescued two young girls from a burning home in Waterloo early Sunday morning.

Waterloo Fire Battalion Chief Ben Petersen said the girls, ages 2 and 3, were taken to the hospital after the fire along with an adult man who escaped the home and a firefighter who was injured during the fire.

The condition of the home’s occupants wasn’t immediately available Sunday. The firefighter was treated and released.

The fire was reported around 12:45 a.m. Sunday. The two girls were rescued from a bedroom inside the home by firefighters.

Petersen said the fire was extinguished within a few minutes, but the home sustained fire and smoke damage.

Fire investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.