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FD: Man and son dead after Glendale house fire

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Posted at 4:41 AM, Apr 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-07 16:37:04-04

GLENDALE, AZ — Two people have been rushed to the hospital after a house fire in Glendale early Tuesday morning.

Glendale Fire Captain Jason Zeller said crews were called to the home near 55th and Olive avenues around 3 a.m.

When crews arrived at the scene, they were met with heavy smoke and fire coming from the home. Neighbors who alerted fire crews to the blaze also mentioned that a man and his son were still inside the home.

Firefighters made aggressive entry into the burning home and used thermal-imaging cameras to help search for the pair inside.

Crews found the first victim, 66-year-old Stephen Skuba, and removed him from the home. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second victim, initially believed to be a teenager, was also pulled from the burning house. The victim, 29-year-old Robert Skuba, was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later died.

Initial reports suggest the fire may have been electrical in nature, but investigators are still working to determine the cause.

There were no working smoke detectors inside the home.