Woman leaves hospital after fatal Calif. home fire

AP News
Posted: Dec 06, 2013 7:21 PM

MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Fire officials say a California woman who survived a blaze that killed her husband and two of her children has been released from the hospital.

Witnesses told the Merced Sun-Star that 31-year-old Ignacio Figueroa-Bautista died after taking the woman and an infant out of the burning Merced duplex then going back for two 5-year-old children who did not survive.

Merced fire Capt. Bill Alcorn said Friday that the infant was still in critical-but-stable condition at the Fresno Regional Medical Center burn unit. The mother was treated there and released Friday.

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The cause of the fire is under investigation, but Alcorn says it apparently started in the living room.