A mobile home caught fire early Wednesday in Canon City

Two people have died in a mobile home that caught fire early Wednesday in Canon City. Photo courtesy of Gazette news partner, KKTV.

A father and son died in a mobile home fire early Wednesday in Cañon City, the Fremont County Sheriff's Office said.

Pedro Pablo Ek-Rivero, 30, and Erik Ek-Rivero, 4, died of toxic effects of carbon monoxide and thermal injuries, the Sheriff's Office said Thursday. the blaze was ruled accidental.

Cañon City firefighters responded to the structure fire just before 5:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of Melvina Street.

The cause of the fire hasn't been released.


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