Tulsa toddler burned in fire expected to spend a year going through treatment

By: Nina Carter , Sara Whaley

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TULSA. Okla. - Quick Facts: 

  • Tulsa Fire Department battled a house fire in south Tulsa Thursday.
  • It happened in the 1600 block of E. 53rd Street South.
  • TFD confirmed a two-year-old was taken to the hospital for burns and his mother was also burned when she ran into the garage to try to save the child.
  • Family told FOX23 on Friday that the boy suffered burns to 80% of his body and will go through treatments for about a year.
  • Those interested in helping the family can donate to the Stephenson's Fire Recovery Fund at Bank of Oklahoma.
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Two-year-old Alex Stephenson and his mother Amanda were burned in a house fire in south Tulsa Thursday.

Alex was taken to the hospital where doctors said he suffered burns to 80% of his body.

The fire was reported by a neighbor who ran inside, grabbed the child and brought him out to EMSA medics.

Amanda Stephenson was burned while running into the garage to try to get Alex herself.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

 

Alex is expected to go through treatments for the next year. Those interested in helping the family can donate to the Stephenson's Fire Recovery Fund at Bank of Oklahoma.

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