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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Waterloo firefighters are called to put out a fire at a duplex Wednesday morning. The house is on Courtland Street.

The home has six units and everyone was able to get out safely. Four of the six units were occupied.

According to firefighters we spoke with on the scene, it appeared the fire started in the porch area. However, they aren't sure what caused the fire. The fire spread upstairs.

People who live in the house tell us when they woke up all they could see was smoke. They say some of the fire alarms did not go off, so they were glad everyone got out safely.

Firefighters say because the fire was in an older house, it was harder to put out.

Amanda Gilbert contributed to this story.

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