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Two men injured in overnight house fire


A house fire in McCracken County overnight sends two man to the hospital.

It was around 1:15 Monday morning when the McCracken County Sheriff's Department was called out to 309 Calvert Drive in Reidland for a house fire. When they got there the home was engulfed in fire.

The sheriff's department says the homeowners and their dog escaped uninjured.

However, they were allowing a family to stay there because their house was lost during the flooding earlier this year.

Cecil Bowerman Sr., 71, was trapped in the home and rescued by his son, Buddy.

Both men were taken to Lourdes Hospital in Paducah with burns. Bowerman Sr. was listed in critical condition.

The son told investigators he found his father's bed on fire and believed that it started because his dad smokes while using his oxygen tank.

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