Arlington home catches fire while 2 boys home alone, officials say

Two boys were home alone when a fire broke out in their home in Arlington on Monday night.

Firefighters responded to the call at about 10 p.m. in the 2600 block of Partridge Avenue, fire official Mike Joiner said.

The boys were home alone at the time. Crews found one of the boys outside the house and found the other after a brief search because the boy had gone to look for the family dog.

One of the boys had a minor injury and was taken to the hospital. The other was not injured, Joiner said.

The boys were about 14 and 10 years old. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Previous news reports indicated both boys were injured in the fire.

Joiner said the house was filled with items, making it more difficult for crews to extinguish the fire.

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