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UPDATE: Infant hurt in fire

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) A baby burned in a kitchen fire at the Missionary Heights Apartment has been taken to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center in Augusta, Georgia.  

   Wednesday evening, Alisha Twitty was heating a pan of grease on the stove, when she went to a neighbor's apartment to use  the phone, leaving her two children alone.

   On her way back home, neighbors yelled that her apartment was on fire.  She went in and rescued her two children.

   The nine month old boy was burned on his face, arms and legs, the two year old boy appeared to be ok.

  Chattanooga firefighters managed to keep the fire in the kitchen area.

  The fire has been ruled accidental, but Twitty faces charges of child neglect.

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CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) - A 9-month old baby was burned in a kitchen fire at Missionary Heights Apartments.

Chattanooga firefighters were called to a fire just after 7pm at Missionary Heights Apartments at 517 Latimore Street.  

Fire fighters said light smoke was showing when they arrived on the scene. 

When firefighters entered the two-story apartment, they found the fire in the kitchen and quickly got the blaze under control. The rest of the apartment unit had smoke and water damage.

The occupants of the apartment had already made it out of the apartment before firefighters arrived.  Firefighters said they were informed by eyewitnesses on the scene that a 9-month-old boy was burned in the fire and was taken to a neighboring apartment.

The firefighters located the baby, along with his mother and a 2-year-old child. The baby showed signs of burns to the face and was transported by Hamilton County EMS to T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital. 

The condition of the baby was still being assessed.  The mother and the other child appeared to be uninjured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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