Fire Crews Pull Dallas Center Woman from Burning Home

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DALLAS CENTER, Iowa -- Fire crews battled a blaze at a Dallas Center home Wednesday evening.

Dallas Center police officer Derrick Spoerry said crews were initially called to the home at 403 11th Street about 5:30 p.m. after the homeowner called 911 saying she was having difficult breathing. Upon arrival, crews determined there was a fire in the home.

Spoerry said deputies helped the woman and her dog out of her home. She was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation.

The home is likely a total loss, officials said.

Spoerry said officials haven't yet determined the cause of the fire, but say it may be due to a candle or Christmas decoration. He said this serves as a warning for all homeowners when it comes to fire safety over the holidays.

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