TULSA, Okla. – A Tulsa toddler is lucky to be alive after suffering second-and third-degree burns over most of his body.
On Thursday morning, neighbors called 911 after seeing flames shooting from the roof of a nearby home.
While firefighters were on their way to the scene, one man knew he had to act.
Abigail Endreblado told KJRH that he ran through the home’s front door and that’s when he heard a baby crying and a woman yelling for help.
“I was just hoping,” he said.
He immediately rushed to the sound of the crying and found 2-year-old Alex surrounded by flames.
Endreblado says that he was covered in burns.
He grabbed the boy and found his way through the smoke to the front door.
Firefighters had just arrived on scene and were preparing to go inside and rescue the boy’s mother.
Alex was rushed to a nearby hospital with second-and third-degree burns over 98 percent of his body.
He was eventually transferred to a hospital in Galveston for more specialized treatment.