2 sleeping children badly burned in Lancaster house fire

Written by The Associated Press | Dec 27, 2017 6:56 AM

(Lancaster) -- Two young girls are being treated at a hospital for serious burns after a fire broke out in their bedroom as they slept.

Lancaster fire officials say the girls, ages 5 and 8, were carried out of the burning room early Tuesday by their father. He then went back into the home to try to contain the flames before fire crews arrived.

Investigators say the fire started just a few feet from the older girl, who suffered more severe injuries.

The girls were taken to a burn center in Allentown for treatment.

State police have ruled the fire an accident. They blamed it on an electrical problem.

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