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HAWLEY -- A man was taken to the hospital for injuries he received while trying to escape his burning home in Wayne County.

It happened around 4:30 Monday afternoon along Church Street in Hawley.

Authorities said the man needed stitches after punching out a window to save himself and his son from the flames.

Firefighters believe the blaze is accidental and started in the back of the home.

A state police fire marshal is expected on scene Tuesday to continue the fire investigation.