HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Two children had to be rescued after fire engulfed a home in Westmoreland County this afternoon.

The blaze broke out around 4:45 p.m. at a home in the 1100 block of Skyline Drive in Hempfield Township.

Heavy smoke could be seen pouring from the home, but it appears firefighters have since been able to bring it under control.

According to emergency dispatchers, two children who are handicapped were rescued from the home. Neither was injured; however, their mother was taken to a local hospital to be treated for a arm or wrist injury.

There were initial reports that a child that is handicapped was trapped inside, but sources say that the child has been rescued.

There’s no word yet on what sparked the fire.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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