Infant burned by scalding water in Fallbrook: 4-month-old taken to burn center
Incident believed to be an accident
Last Updated: 339 days ago
FALLBROOK, Calif. - A 4-month-old girl was airlifted to a local burn center on Tuesday after she was accidentally burned by scalding water.
The incident, which was believed to be an accident, occurred at about 2 p.m. in the 200 block of Almond Street in Fallbrook, according to a spokesman for the North County Fire Protection District.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, the baby's mother spilled hot water on the baby while giving her a bath. The mother was using hot water in a pail because she does not have running hot water in the trailer where the family lives.
The baby then transported via Mercy Air to the UCSD burn center with life-threatening injuries.
Child Protective Services has been notified, the sheriff's department reported.
Additional details will be posted as they become available.
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