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Four rescued in St. Louis Park fire

Three kids and a mom were rescued Saturday from a burning duplex in St. Louis Park, reported the Star Tribune.

According to St. Louis Park Communications Coordinator Jamie Zwilling, the woman and five children -- three her own children, plus a niece and nephew -- were in the home when a smoke alarm went off just before 5 a.m.

Two of the older children awoke to the alarm and yelled at the others to wake up before running to the adjoined home to call 911.

Zwilling said the first person to arrive on the scene was a police officer, who went into the home and rescued one child before firefighters arrived.

After the firefighters arrived, they entered the home and rescued the mom and the remaining children. Once all of the inhabitants were out of the home, firefighters were able to put out the fire.

All of the inhabitants were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center and were treated for smoke inhalation and other injuries.

The damaged caused by the fire damage was mainly confined to the kitchen and dining room.