1 critically hurt in house fire

KAKE – September 5, 2018

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One person is rushed to the hospital in critical condition following a house fire in Andover.

Firefighters were called just after 10:30 pm on Tuesday to the 800 block of South Verna, near Kellogg and South Andover Road.

That’s where the Andover Fire Department says they rescued a 65-year-old man who was trapped inside of his bedroom.

He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. One other person was able to escape without injury.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

UPDATE –

A 65-year-old man has died after an Andover home caught fire Tuesday night.

Firefighters were called just after 10:30 pm to a fire in the 800 block of South Verna, near Kellogg and South Andover Road. They arrived to find heavy fire coming from the front of the home.

The Andover Fire Department says the victim was trapped in a bedroom. Once crews got the victim out, he was taken to a local hospital where he died Wednesday morning. His name was not released.

One other person was able to escape without injury.

The fire department said the fire was not suspicious in nature, but the cause is still under investigation. The home was deemed a total loss.

 

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