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4 people rescued from fire in downtown Dubuque building

DUBUQUE (AP) — Firefighters rescued four people from a fire that erupted in a downtown Dubuque building, authorities said.
The blaze was reported around 12:30 p.m. Monday in a building that contained apartments and businesses. Three people were taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.
A city news release said some occupants were trapped by smoke on the building’s upper floors and were rescued by firefighters using ground ladders. The names of those involved haven’t been released.
“When we showed up, we had smoke throughout the whole building,” Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Esser told the Telegraph Herald. “We had fire coming through a first-floor window on the alley side, and we had a victim on the roof on the alley side.”
The fire started in a first-floor kitchen, authorities said, and flames were knocked down about 10 minutes after firefighters arrived.

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