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2 dead, child injured, in Christmas Day house fire

December 26, 2018
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In this Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, photo, an officer carries an injured boy near the scene of a fatal house fire in Avon, Mass. (Marc Vasconcellos/The Enterprise via AP)

AVON, Mass. (AP) — A 70-year-old man and his adult son were killed and a child was injured in a Christmas Day house fire in Massachusetts.

The fire in the single-family home in Avon was reported at about 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Avon Fire Chief Robert Spurr says the younger victim was found dead inside the home while the older man was found in a bedroom and taken to the hospital, where he died.

Spurr says a young boy was hospitalized with burns to his feet.

Officials did not release names but members of the church they attended say the older man ran a Haitian market in Brockton and his 28-year-old son helped.

The state Fire Marshal’s office says there were no working smoke alarms in the home and the cause appears to be accidental.