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Police help Iowa woman, children flee flames

Mar 06, 2013

NEWTON (AP) — Police who broke into a central Iowa home helped a woman and her children escape a fire.

Aliesha Kirby told Des Moines television KCCI that she and her kids were sleeping early Monday morning and didn’t hear officers break into their home in Newton.

A neighbor called 911 after seeing flames shoot through the roof of Kirby’s house.

One of Kirby’s children, Brock, says “the first thing I saw was the police pulling me out of bed.”

The Kirbys stood outside for hours and watched their house burn.

Firefighters say the blaze started in the attic. The cause is being investigated.

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