Man killed in Vermont house fire

April 21, 2013, 8:33 am


BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont authorities say a house fire in Bennington has killed a 36-year-old man.

The Vermont Department of Public Safety says the two-story house was engulfed in flames when firefighters were called shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday.

Officials say once the fire was extinguished, the body of Scott Moffitt was found on the first floor.

Moffitt's father, Larry Moffitt, was treated for an injury he sustained while jumping from a second-floor window. His mother, Patricia Moffitt, made it out the front door but had to be flown to a Boston hospital to be treated for burns.

Investigators say the cause of the fire is undetermined, but is not considered suspicious. The house was a total loss.

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