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HOUSTON Firefighters rescued a child trapped in a burning home in southwest Houston Monday afternoon.

Smoke and flames were pouring from the house in the 5200 block of Kelling when fire crews arrived just before 2 p.m.

They pulled a 10-year-old boy from the house and performed CPR at the scene.

The victim was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital by ambulance. At last check, he was in critical condition.

A neighbor saidthe boy escaped thefire, but ranback inside afterhis mother yelled at him and accused him ofstartingit.

That neighbor tried to run into the burning home to save the child.

So when I went to the front door, I was gonna go in but I didn't have no shoes, Pete Morales said.

Morales ran home to grab some shoes.

By the timeI cameback outside, it was too bad, he said.

There were no other injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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