A weekend housefire in Hampton sent a man to the hospital and sent his son to jail. Around 6:30 Saturday night, Hampton fire crews were called to the house fire. 49-year-old Jonathon Johnson was airlifted to the Iowa City burn unit with severe burns to his face and hands.
His son, 18-year-old Jesse James Johnson, faces a variety of drug charges, including marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Hardin County Jail and posted bond Sunday night. Damage in the fire was contained to the kitchen, where police say it appears a cooking meth lab sparked the blaze. More charges are pending.