BUTLERVILLE, Ind. ( WDRB) -- Two children are dead following a fire in southern Indiana. 

The Jennings County Sheriff says firefighters were called to a home on North CR 615 E. in Campbell Township just after 11 p.m. Thursday. When they arrived, the home near Butlerville was fully engulfed in flames. 

Heavy smoke kept homeowner Kenneth Collett from being able to find the two boys, 4-year-old Carson Collett and 3-year-old Carter Collett. The two are sons of Joshua and Ashley Collett

Collett was able to escape, but the 55-year-old is being treated for burns and smoke inhalation at a hospital in Indianapolis. The bodies of the children were found, after the fire was extinguished. 

The Indiana State Fire Marshall's Office is investigating the cause of the fire.  

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