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Father and 8-year-old suffer first degree burns in house fire

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Fire officials are investigating a Tuesday afternoon house fire in Evansville that sent a father and son to the hospital. 

Officials say an 8-year-old boy was home alone when the fire started in the 1600 block of Fares Avenue. He was able to get out of the house, but not before suffering first degree burns. 

Officials say boy's father arrived home before crews arrived, and attempted to put out the flames. He suffered first degree burns as well. Both were taken to St. Mary's for treatment.

Fire crews were able to distinguish the flames and say there is damage to the living room and kitchen areas.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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