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Son killed, father injured in house fire

February 11, 2019

DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — Police are investigating the cause of a house fire in the Adirondacks that left one man dead and another man hospitalized with burns.

State Police say the fire broke out around 2 a.m. Sunday at a home in Lyon Mountain, near the northern edge of the Adirondack Park.

First responders found 22-year-old Codi Smithers dead in an upstairs bedroom and his father, 49-year-old Christopher Smithers, with burns to his torso, face and hands.

The elder Smithers has been hospitalized for treatment.

Lyon Mountain is a community located within the town of Dannemora.

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