After Rescuing Family, Mother Severely Burned in Fire - SLIDE SHOW

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Meigs, Georgia - May 12, 2011 -

An apartment fire in Meigs, Georgia leaves a mother severely burned after she helped rescue her son and boyfriend. The fire happened around 10p.m. on May 11 at a local housing complex.

Investigators believe that the fire started after her 5-year-old son was playing with matches in his room before going to bed.

Witnesses at the scene said that they could hear someone screaming for help and that the apartment was engulfed in flames. The woman was able to rescue her boyfriend and son from the burning apartment, but suffered severe burns to her hands and back.

The woman was taken to Archbold Hospital, but was then lifeflighted to a burn center in Augusta. She is listed as being in stable condition.

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