Waterloo firefighters rescue 2 young girls from burning home

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WATERLOO, Iowa (AP)-- Waterloo firefighters rescued two young girls from a burning home.

Waterloo Fire Battalion Chief Ben Petersen said the 2-year-old and 3-year-old girls 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.

Petersen said the fire was extinguished quickly, but the home sustained fire and smoke damage.