Father, Son Die in Colorado House Fire



A Loveland man and his son died in a house fire Saturday night.

The fire was reported just before 11:30 p.m. at a home on Boxelder Drive.

Firefighters said they were able to quickly put out the fire. When they searched the home, they found two dead men inside.

Coroner's officials said Sunday that 59-year-old Donald Beland died of severe smoke inhalation and thermal injuries in the fire late Saturday. His 35-year-old son, Jason, died of smoke inhalation.

Their deaths were determined to be accidents.

Neighbors told 7NEWS Jason Beland worked as a cook and had just moved into his father's house.

"He seemed like the quite type," said neighbor Ashleigh McCarty. "Nice enough. I'd see him walking down the street. I'd wave to him, he'd wave back."

Donald Beland was a disabled veteran who served as an Army medic in the 60s.

"They always seemed like really nice people," said neighbor Allison Benda.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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