(Jefferson) A teenager died and his younger brother was injured in an early morning house fire in Jefferson, Tuesday.
Officials say Tuesday’s fire killed 18-year-old Cody Garreans-Walsch, and injured 14-year-old Nicholas. He was flown to an Iowa City Hospital with burns to his hands and feet.
His mother, Sandy Garreans, says she woke up to a large boom and smelled smoke. She also said she saw flames down the hall. Garreans says her fiancé went to the second floor where her two sons were sleeping but was only able to rescue one of them.
Officials say space heaters may have caused the fire. The fire remains under investigation.
December 7, 2011