9-month-old injured with 2nd-degree burns in Waller County mobile home fire, officials say

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Baby should recover from 2nd-degree burns in fire, officials say
The house fire in Waller County that injured the 9-month-old is under investigation. Transtar will share some advice on how to prevent heat injuries and deaths.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- One child has already died in Houston in 2022 to heatstroke from being left in a hot car, and emergency visits to the hospital for heat-related illnesses are up.

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In Waller County, a baby who suffered serious burns in a house fire should make a recovery.

Firefighters responded at about 11 p.m. Tuesday to the scene in the 21500 block of Binford Circle.

Authorities said the 9-month-old boy suffered second-degree burns to his legs before being pulled out of the burning home. He was airlifted to Texas Children's Hospital in serious but stable condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by Harris County Fire Marshal's Office.

Houston TranStar is set to give advice Wednesday morning on how to prevent heat injuries and deaths.

They will be teaming up with Texas Children's Hospital to teach about what to do if you or your child are feeling symptoms from extreme heat in your car.

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