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UPDATE: One adult, two children, firefighter injured after Sunday morning fire in Waterloo

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UPDATE 10:00 A.M. CENTRAL TIME:

Battalion Chief Mike Moore with Waterloo Fire and Rescue confirms an air ambulance service flew the two and three-year-old girls in Sunday's fire to Iowa City for medical treatment. Their condition is unknown.

A man who was also inside of the home is being treated in a local hospital for smoke inhalation.

The firefighter injured in the rescue was taken to a hospital and has been released, according to Moore.

Fire crews responded to the fire within three minutes, arriving on scene at 12:47 a.m.

The two kids were trapped inside a bedroom on the second floor.

Using a 'Vent-Enter-Search-Isolate' tactic, a crew hoisted two Waterloo firefighters into the bedroom. They fell to the ground, closed the door, and found the girls, who were unconscious, in the smoke. The firefighters handed the girls off to safety.

Moore said 21 firefighters were on scene. He applauded the efforts of his team, saying they reacted quickly and exactly how they trained.

This is a developing story. Stay with KWWL on air and online as we learn more.

WATERLOO, Iowa (KWWL) - One adult, two children and a firefighter are injured after an early Sunday morning fire.

Waterloo Fire and Rescue say they responded to the 2600 block of E. 4th St. at 12:40 a.m. for a report of a half single-story residential fire.

When fire officials arrived on scene, they found two children trapped inside. They rescued them through an exterior window.

The fire report shows the fire started in the front main floor riving room. The damage to the home is estimated at $25,000.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

This is a developing story. Stay with KWWL on air and online as we learn more.

Olivia Schmitt

Weekend Anchor

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