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2 sleeping children badly burned in Lancaster house fire

VIDEO: 2 Lancaster girls burned in fire

LANCASTER, Pa. - Two young girls are being treated at a Lehigh Valley hospital for serious burns after a fire broke out in their bedroom as they slept.

Lancaster fire officials said the girls, ages 5 and 8, were carried out of the burning room early Tuesday by their father. He then went back into the home to try to contain the flames before fire crews arrived.

Investigators said the fire in the South Ann Street home started just a few feet from the older girl, who suffered more severe injuries.

The girls were taken to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Cedar Crest burn center for treatment.

Pennsylvania State Police have ruled the fire an accident. They blamed it on an electrical problem.


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