Flames Destroy Waterloo Home


Fire at a Waterloo home.

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WATERLOO, Iowa  --  An eastern Iowa family is without a home this weekend after a fire sparked in their kitchen and spread to most of their home.

Waterloo firefighters responded to the house fire just after 7 a.m. on Saturday at the corner of Glenwood and Mohawk Street. Officials say the fire started in the kitchen and spread quickly.

No one was injured, but a man was asleep inside when the fire started.

"He said he was sleeping on the couch and his girlfriend was about to cook something, I can only surmise she put something on the stove and left the house with him sleeping on the sofa and he woke up to smoke alarms going off," said a witness.

Firefighters say there was a lot of damage to the home, and the American Red Cross is now helping the family.


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