Mother Gets Third Degree Burns After Young Son Allegedly Starts Fire

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Meigs Police say Teresa Reed is in 'stable' condition at the Joseph Still Burn Center in Augusta.

Officers say a fire broke out around ten o'clock Wednesday night (5/11) in Reed's apartment in Pilcher and Carter Homes community.

Police say the blaze started when Reed's five-year-old son fell asleep after playing with matches.

Now, residents say they're keeping an eye out for potential fire hazards.

Resident Ricardo Griggs witnessed the fire and says, "[Residents] are making sure there's no paper outside, making sure kids aren't playing with lighters, matches, stuff like that, and getting their houses' wiring checked out."

Residents say this is the 'second or third' time there's been a fire at the victim's apartment.

The Meigs Police Department says Reed's son and boyfriend both escaped without injury.

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