Son killed, father injured in house fire

Published 02-11-2019

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DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) - Police are investigating the cause of a house fire in the Adirondacks that left one man dead and another man hospitalized with burns.

State Police say the fire broke out around 2 a.m. Sunday at a home in Lyon Mountain, near the northern edge of the Adirondack Park.

First responders found 22-year-old Codi Smithers dead in an upstairs bedroom and his father, 49-year-old Christopher Smithers, with burns to his torso, face and hands.

The elder Smithers has been hospitalized for treatment.

Lyon Mountain is a community located within the town of Dannemora.

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