2 girls killed in Lehigh Valley house fire, firefighter injured

HELLERTOWN, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- Two girls have died after firefighters rescued them from a burning home in the Lehigh Valley on Friday morning.

Action News has learned the girls were 10 and 15 years old.

The deadly fire happened around 1 a.m. on the 600 block of Linden Avenue in Hellertown, Northampton County.

The Action Cam was there as fire crews carried one victim out on a stretcher.

A firefighter cradled another child as they escaped by a ladder.

The young victims were taken to the hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.

A firefighter was also injured battling the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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