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Waterloo fire displaces family


At least five people escaped a burning home Thursday morning in Waterloo. Rescue crews were called to 1103 Franklin Street around 11:30 a.m.

Ieshia Coffer lives in the home with her sister and her sister's four children. She says she was asleep when the fire started, and woke up when she started feeling the heat.

"I was in my bed asleep, I felt my side, felt burning right there. That's when I jumped up, I tried to put the fire out with my cover, but it wasn't doing nothing but make it worse," Coffer said.

Coffer said she fell down stairs in the home when going up and down stairs to make sure everyone had made it out alright.

Coffer says she doesn't care about her damaged home; all that matters is her family made it out okay.

As of early Thursday evening, firefighters say the fire is not suspicious, and they are still investigating the cause.

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