Authorities Investigating Father and Sons Burned in Suburbs

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a fire that left a suburban Chicago father and his two young sons severely burned.

Police say the 7- and 4-year-old boys were doused with gasoline and set ablaze Sunday in a room at their Glendale Heights home. The 34-year-old father, Kaushik Patel, was also injured.

Glendale Heights police are investigating the incident as a case of arson and they say investigators want to speak to the father. But no arrests have been made.

Patel was initially taken to GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights and the boys to Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. They were all later airlifted to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

Their conditions are not immediately known.


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