Child escapes fire in Norwoodville


POLK COUNTY, Iowa -- Fire crews battled a blaze at a home in the Norwoodville area Monday morning.

WHO Channel 13 reports firefighters from Delaware and Saylor townships were called to 4765 NE 32nd Street, Des Moines just before 8:00 a.m. That's just west of Four Mile Creek.

Sgt. Heath Osberg with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department says a child was home alone when they noticed smoke and called a parent. The parent called 911 and the child got out of the house.

The child and two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation.

No other injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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