Firework burns Ohio baby

Posted at: 07/07/2014 11:17 AM
Updated at: 07/07/2014 11:24 AM
By: Jennifer Baligush, WFMJ

(WFMJ) -- A Youngstown, Ohio, family is asking for prayers as a 4-month-old baby girl is in critical condition in the Akron Children's Burn unit.

Aubree McCormick is in the burn unit of Akron Children's Hospital. What had been a day of fun on the Fourth of July changed in an instant that evening as she was sitting in a Rock-N-Play seat on the porch with family.

A couple of kids lit a firework two doors down. One of them kicked it and it shot off.

"It hit the window on the front porch and it landed in my granddaughter's bed and all I could do was just react. I didn't think, I reacted. I grabbed hold of the firework and then the bed caught on fire that she was laying in," says Carol McCormick, Aubree's grandmother.

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