DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say three people have been injured in a Des Moines house fire.
Des Moines television station KCCI says the blaze began around 1:15 a.m. Tuesday. Flames had engulfed the front of the house by the time firetrucks arrived.
Officials say three occupants suffered burns and smoke inhalation before they could escape. They were taken to a hospital.
Officials say the fire damaged siding on a house next door.
The fire cause is being investigated.