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NEW INFORMATION: Fire damages Waterloo home

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UPDATE: A fire pushes four people out of a Waterloo home this morning.

The fire started outside on the porch after an electrical issue.

A woman who lives in the home was leaving for work when she saw the fire on her front porch.

She then grabbed her grandmother, her grandmother's boyfriend and her own boyfriend and left the home.

The fire happening on Riehl Street.

The family also had a few pets in the home. Their dog and a cat made it out okay, but one cat died and another is missing.

The family told investigators they were having a hard time turning on their appliances this morning and then saw smoke near the front of the house.

The fire did the most damage to that part of the house, near the porch.


Firefighters are fighting a fire at a home on Riehl Street in Waterloo right now.

Smoke can be seen coming out of the home.

KWWL has a crew on the scene.

So far, there's no word on whether anyone was hurt.

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