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Updated Aug 19, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Phoenix FD rescues two people trapped in house

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PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Fire Department rescued two people who were trapped in a house surrounded by flood waters on Tuesday.

The home in New River, Ariz., north of Phoenix, was quickly surrounded by water after washes and a river in the area were overwhelmed by heavy rain.

News helicopter footage showed a rescuer lowered to the roof and passing harnesses to the people trapped inside.

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