Baby out of danger after suffering severe burns when seat left on stove
The life of a five-month-old Quebec girl was no longer in danger Friday after she suffered severe burns while in a child seat that had been placed on a stove top, police said.
The infant was first sent to hospital in Victoriaville, where the incident occurred, before being transferred to a children’s facility in Montreal.
Provincial police were called about a fire in the home on Thursday night, said Sgt. Genevieve Bruneau.
“According to the first information we have, the baby was in a car seat and (it) was probably on the stove in the kitchen and the fire started there,” she said.
Bruneau said the girl’s life was no longer in danger even though she was brought to hospital with “major” injuries.
A neighbour, Jeannine Gendron, told reporters she brought the baby a blanket when she saw her outside with her mother.
“I took the baby and wrapped it up and I saw the baby’s face was burned,” she said.
Authorities said the girl’s father had burns to the hand and that the mother was in shock.