Two Injured in Waterloo Fire


By Ben Hoppenworth

WATERLOO, Iowa - Two people were injured in an overnight fire in Waterloo. The Waterloo Fire Department was called out to to the fire at 1103 Cornwall Avene at 11:45 p.m. on Friday.

Fire crews say the fire started in the basement of the home and moved up to the first floor, causing significant damage.

Two people were taken to Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. One person is recovering from smoke inhalation. The other suffered burns to both his hands and arms. The names of both people injured in the fire are not being released at this time.

Fire crews say two dogs were also rescued from the fire, but a cat is unaccounted for.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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