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Two toddlers thought to be sleeping were rescued safely from the rooftop of a Columbus house after crawling out a window.

Columbus firefighters were sent to a home at 1204 Franklin St. after a concerned resident placed a 911 call to emergency dispatchers at 1:03 p.m., said Capt. Mike Wilson, spokesman for the fire department.

Squad 2 arrived first and was joined by Truck 1. Firefighters saw both toddlers on the roof; one was naked, the other was wearing a T-shirt, Wilson said.

Firefighters used a ladder from a passerby to climb up and secure the toddlers, both age 2. Truck 1 used a ladder to get the children down.

Emergency medical personnel checked the children, who had been out in the 50-degree weather. Both were fine, Wilson said.

The parents of the children told police they had put the children in a crib for a nap and thought they were asleep. They told police the children somehow opened a window and climbed out, said Lt. Matt Myers, spokesman for Columbus Police Department.

Child Protective Services was called and is working with the parents on a safety plan, Myers said.

No criminal charges have been filed against the parents, Myers said.

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