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Woman, Adult Son Die In Waltham House Fire

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A 75-year-old woman and her son have been identified as the victims of a Waltham house fire.

The fire on Ash Street was reported just after 3 a.m. Monday.

The Middlesex district attorney's office says Elizabeth Miller was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.

Her son, 46-year-old Eric Miller, was pronounced dead at the scene.

One firefighter was also injured.

Firefighters said the bitter cold and waist-high snow made fighting the fire more difficult, but a nearby fire hydrant had been cleared of snow.

The cause remains under investigation.

State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan says there have now been eight fire deaths in Massachusetts this year.