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2 trapped on roof in Vt. house fire

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Firefighters have rescued two people trapped on the roof of their home by fire in Bennington, Vt.

Firefighters got the call at about 3:15 a.m. Monday and reached the people by ladder. The Bennington Rescue Squad took them to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center for evaluation.

The Rutland Herald reports firefighters say the fire was found to be in the back of the house. A car also was on fire.

No firefighters were injured.

The Vermont State Police Fire Investigation Unit was asked to help determine the cause.