LAWRENCE (CBS) – A Lawrence woman and her mother suffered serious burns when fire erupted inside a Park Street duplex overnight.
The fire trapped the women before they made it out.
Residents say they heard an explosion then intense smoke coming from the basement.
In the rightside unit, 21-year-old Akisha Mercado, her 45-year-old mother, Marilyn Santos, and three-year-old son, Caden, were surrounded by a wall of flames.
Akisha reached her family from the hospital on Facetime, revealing the severe injuries to her face, along with the frantic effort to save her son.
She told her stepmother, Maria Lopez, that she tried to protect her son and that she was hugging her son.
“That’s all she cared about,” Lopez said.
By the time firefighters arrived,…
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