Children burned in Chouteau fire to be treated in Galveston

Children burned in Chouteau fire to be treated in Galveston

CHOUTEAU, Okla. — Quick facts:

  • Two children are set to fly to Galveston for treatment after a house fire in Chouteau.
  • The fire broke out Saturday night.
  • Four children were inside when the fire started, while their mother and her boyfriend were reportedly fighting outside.

Chouteau fire officials say several people were injured during a fire overnight.

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The fire on Gray Place broke out at 11:30 Saturday night. Crews were able to get the fire out quickly.

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Four ambulances responded to transport the injured.

A resident's mother said four kids, including a baby, were inside the home when the fire started.

She said their mother and a boyfriend were outside fighting when the fire broke out.

According to a neighbor, the boyfriend ran inside to get the children out of the home, He was injured breaking in through a locked back door.

A seven-year-old and four-year-old are in the hospital with burns.

They are set to fly to Galveston for treatment at a burn center.

A third child suffered lesser heat burns.

Witnesses said the children were in bed when the fire broke out.

The family was reportedly using candles for light and to keep warm because utilities had been cut off. The cause is under investigation.

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