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Police: Des Moines mother rescued daughter from fire

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Des Moines police say a mother jumped through fire to rescue her teenage daughter on Christmas Day.

The Des Moines Register reports that firefighters were sent to the home about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Outside the house they found the woman and her five children.

They reported that the flames erupted while the 15-year-old girl was cleaning the basement. She had knocked over a gas can that wasn't far from a water heater.

Police say the girl's mother jumped through the fire to save her daughter. The girl was treated later for smoke inhalation, but no other injuries were reported.

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