Two baby raccoons rescued from fire in Waverly home

Firefighters rescued two baby raccoons from a fire in a Waverly home Thursday morning, officials said.

The working fire was reported at about 6:35 a.m. in the 500 block of E. 26th St. and was brought under control in less than 45 minutes, department spokesman Ian Brennan said. He said no one was in the home, which was initially thought to be vacant until a man on the scene claimed to live there.

Firefighters called Animal Control to take custody of the raccoons for treatment. Their condition was not available.

"Our firefighters are committed to saving any life they can," Brennan said.

No one was injured, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

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