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Iowa daycare operator saves 7 kids after van fire

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Updated: 12/09/2013 2:47 pm
By Stephanie Ross
NBC News

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa — The items in the junk yard may be meaningless to some, but what's left of one 15-passenger van was hard for mother of two Ellie Pieper to fathom.

"That was my kids inside there, and all that is left is a steel shell. There is nothing left of it," Pieper said.
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Friday afternoon, her children, Carlee and Jack, were riding in a van driven by babysitter, Tara Dekkers.

"We heard a pop, which had a backfire sound, I guess you'd call it. And, then very quickly the van filled up with smoke," Dekkers said.

Dekkers pulled the van over and unloaded her precious cargo, seven kids, ages 1 to 6.
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