Mother suffers third-degree burns searching for child during New Castle fire

Mother suffers third-degree burns searching for child during New Castle fire

NEW CASTLE, Pa. — A mother suffered third-degree burns to her arms and legs while trying to find her third child as her home burned down early Tuesday.

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According to the New Castle Fire Department, crews were called to the home on South Crawford Avenue on the city’s east side. They found heavy smoke and flames shooting from the windows on the second floor.

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The mother was inside with her two children when the fire started. She was able to get them out of the home and went back to find her third child, who was staying at a family member’s home. The woman suffered third-degree burns and was taken to a burn unit in Pittsburgh for further treatment.

“Smoke detectors save lives,” New Castle Fire Chief Mike Kobbe said.

Kimora Williams is a friend of the family and said she heard the alarms and saw the flames. She’s already gathered some clothes for her friends who are staying with relatives.

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