PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - WINK News has learned that a baby and his mother escaped a house fire in Port Charlotte. The little boy is now hospitalized at Peace River Medical Center. His mother is being treated for internal burns and smoke inhalation at Tampa General Hospital.
Firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the fire, located at 3105 Kingston Avenue, around 12:45 p.m.
Authorities are saying that neighbors first spotted smoke coming from the two-story house.
Both baby and the mother were taken to Peace River Medical Center; authorities indicated that the mother was then transported to a burn unit at Tampa General Hospital.
At least one cat was rescued from the home as well. The cause of the fire is unknown, although neighbors at the scene mentioned that the mother had referenced a cooking-related fire.