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UPDATE: Officials say father and son were killed in Valley Station house fire

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Officials say a father and son died in a house fire that happened Sunday in Valley Station.

The victims were 88-year-old Tilden Thompson Jr., and his son, 59-year-old Michael Thompson, according to Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Jack Arnold. Authorities say both men died from smoke inhalation.

Officials say the men's dog also perished in the fire.

MetroSafe tells WDRB a call about the fire came in around 4:40 p.m. It happened on Ashlawn Drive, off of Pendleton Road and Dixie Highway. 

Officials say both men lived at the home and died as a result of the fire, which started in the kitchen.

Crews at the scene say it took less than 10 minutes for them to get the fire under control. Firefighters say it's too early to tell what started the fire, but arson investigators were at the home Sunday afternoon.

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