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Baby girl critical but stable after fire at family home

The girl is being treated at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital.

Picture: freeimages.com.

CAPE TOWN - A nine-month-old baby, who suffered severe burns in a George fire, is in critical but stable condition at a Cape Town hospital.

The girl is being treated at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital after a blaze broke out at her family's home on a farm in Great Brak River last Thursday.

It's believed the fire was caused by a candle, which was left burning.

Police are investigating the incident.

The hospital's Angelique Jordaan says, "The nine-month-old baby girl was admitted to Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital last week with serious burns to the right side of body and she's currently in a critical but stable condition."

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