Cause of death released in fatal Region 8 fire

NEW MADRID COUNTY, MO (KAIT) - The New Madrid County Sheriff's Department has released the cause of death of a father and son who were killed in an early morning fire in Region 8.

According to the New Madrid County Sheriff's Department, Raymond Patterson and his son Philip were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning in an early Tuesday morning fire.

Police say they received multiple calls about the house fire on Route U, just off Highway 61.

Fire investigators haven't determined the cause of the fire, but say the fire started on the west end of the home.

The home is a total loss, and the cause remains under investigation.

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