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Palm Beach County firefighters rescue two women from smoke-filled room, fire rescue says

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Posted at 2:52 PM, Jun 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-26 17:07:11-04

First responders rescued two women from a smoke-filled apartment Tuesday morning in Lake Worth, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.

Arriving crews said smoke was coming from a second-floor apartment when they arrived in the 500 block of South K Street around 10:30.

They were told there were two people inside.

Firefighters found the women in a back room and took them to safety, fire rescue said.

Emergency crews took the pair to a hospital for treatment. Their conditions have not been released.

The fire was contained to one apartment. It began when one of the people fell asleep and smoking materials dropped into a mattress, fire rescue said. 

Investigators are classifying the fire as accidental and said the damage is estimated at $1,000.