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Father, son injured in Abingdon house fire Tuesday

Father, son injured in Abingdon house fire Tuesday

A fire near Abingdon's waterfront Tuesday morning sent a man and his son to the hospital for smoke inhalation and caused $70,000 in damages to their two-story house, the Office of the State Fire Marshal reported.

The fire was sparked at about 9:03 a.m. by smoking material discarded in the living room of the house in the 3900 block of East Baker Avenue, according to a notice of investigation.

The owner, John E. Miller, 68, and his son, John M. Miller Jr., 39, escaped through the son's first-floor bedroom window after the owner woke up to the smell of smoke and saw heavy smoke coming from the first floor, according to the notice.

The two men were taken to Upper...

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