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Zaiden Lopez

ENID, Okla. -A 2-year-old Enid boy is recovering after falling into a fire pit earlier this month.

On Oct. 2, family members say 2-year-old Zaiden Lopez was in the backyard with some of his older cousins when he fell into the fire pit.

The pit was full of ashes, but it was hot enough to severely injure the little boy.

“He was screaming and his arm, bottom of his forearm was burnt real bad and kind of skin hanging off,” Louis Lopez, the boy’s grandfather, said.

Louis rushed little Zaiden to the hospital in Enid, who was then flown by a helicopter to the Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

He was placed on a ventilator with second-and-third-degree burns on his arms and legs.

Doctors say they wanted to try and control his infections before turning their attention to his burns.

On Tuesday, NewsChannel 4 learned that Zaiden was removed from the ventilator and that his condition has improved.

He is now listed in serious condition.