2 sleeping children badly burned by fire in Lancaster home

Electrical problem blamed for sparking fire

LANCASTER, Pa. - Two young girls are being treated for serious burns they suffered in a fire that broke out in their bedroom as they slept.

The girls, ages 5 and 8, were carried out of the burning room early Tuesday by their father, according to Lancaster fire officials. He then went back into the home in the 100 block of South Ann Street to try to contain the flames before fire crews arrived.

Investigators said the fire started just a few feet from the older girl, who suffered more severe injuries.

The girls were taken to a burn center near Allentown for treatment.

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

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