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Officials: Father saves 12-year-old son from burning Cedar Hills house

By Faith Heaton Jolley | Posted - Jul. 15, 2016 at 8:09 a.m.


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CEDAR HILLS — Officials are crediting a Cedar Hills’ father for saving his son’s life after their house caught fire early Friday morning.

Fire officials received the call of a house fire at 10683 Fiddlesticks at 12:18 a.m. Crews arrived on scene and discovered the second floor of the two-story house was on fire.

The family all got out of the home, except for a 12-year-old boy. The father rushed back inside the house and got the boy out, fire officials said. The father and son both received burns to their feet and knees and suffered from smoke inhalation. They were both transported to the University of Utah Hospital.

Police said if the father hadn’t gone back into the house, the 12-year-old would have died.

The cause of the fire is unknown and it caused an estimated $150,000 in damage to the house.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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