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House Fire Near Neosho Kills Man, Injures Wife

Posted: May 10, 2013 7:37 AM by Associated Press

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NEOSHO, Mo. - An elderly southwest Missouri woman is being treated for burns she received in a fire that killed her husband.

The Neosho Fire Department says the fire Wednesday night a mile east of Neosho killed 80-year-old Charles M. Parsons.

His wife, 74-year-old Doris Parsons, is hospitalized with burns to her head and arms.

Newton County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Chris Jennings says when emergency workers arrived, they found Doris Parsons outside the house trying to break out a window in an effort to save her husband.

The Joplin Globe reports that the state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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