Tampa toddler burned in house fire still in critical condition, other child now stable

TAMPA — The youngest child burned in a house fire Friday is still in critical condition, while the 5-year-old boy has been upgraded to stable condition, police said.

The fire, which happened at about 6 a.m. at 3613 E Diana St. in Tampa, is still under investigation but is believed to be accidental.

On Saturday afternoon, 1-year-old Ja-niyah Grant was "very critical," said Tampa police Lt. Donny Peters. Elijah Small, 5, was stable.

Their mother, Kimberly Mack, 25, suffered minor burns and was released from the hospital.

Neighbors say they heard Mack's screams early Friday as she tried to get help. She had escaped along with her 6-year-old son, Chazmaine Small, but the other children remained in the burning house.

It took fire crews more than 15 minutes to contain the blaze and rescue the two children. They were rushed to Tampa General Hospital.

Tampa toddler burned in house fire still in critical condition, other child now stable 03/31/12 [Last modified: Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:40pm]

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