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Lake Geneva father rescues two sons in early morning house fire

A Lake Geneva father is recovering from smoke inhalation after saving his two small sons from a house fire early Tuesday. 

Fire officials say crews were dispatched to the home in the 400 block of Cook Street just after 3 a.m. Tuesday. The father of two was awakened by screams from his 1-year-old son. He crawled through black smoke, found his son, and took him to the front porch. The dad went back inside to the rear bedroom to save his 9-month-old son. He had to rush inside a second time after the 1-year-old wandered back into the burning home. The two children were not injured.  

Lake Geneva Assistant Fire Chief Pat Heindl praised the dad for his brave efforts. 

\"This could have been a tragic fire, occurring at night with occupants asleep,\" Heindl said. \"The dad did a tremendous job, risking his own life to save his children.\" 

The father was treated for smoke inhalation at Mercy Walworth Medical Center. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

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