Baby badly burned, 2 other family members hurt in early morning house fire in Phoenix
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS5) –- A baby is one of three seriously injured after an early morning house fire in Phoenix.
Phoenix Fire Capt. Todd Keller says around midnight on Wednesday, crews responded to a house fire near 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Firefighters arrived and encountered flames coming from inside the home.
Crews quickly attacked the fire and were able to put it out. Three family members were inside the house and were able to get out before firefighters arrived, but not before suffering some injuries. Capt. Keller says a baby is in critical condition with first and second-degree burns while a young girl and a man in his 30s suffered smoke inhalation. All three were rushed to the hospital.
Enrique Bobadilla lives near the family and says the fire didn’t take long to spread. “It just happened out of nowhere. I couldn’t imagine it. I know the neighbors too. I was just worried if anyone was stuck in there,” he said. However, neighbors say they will support the family the best they can. “Good people, hard-working people. We’ve known them for quite a while; their kids are good kids. They ride by on their bike all the time,” said Kevin Hudson.
No firefighters were hurt. Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire.
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