Child rescued from burning home in southwest Houston


by staff & Jeremy Rogalski / KHOU11 News

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 4:46 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 5 at 5:27 PM

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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 said the boy escaped the fire, but ran back inside after his mother yelled at him and accused him of starting it.  

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 time I came back outside, it was too bad," he said.

There were no other injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.