PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - A 3-month-old girl suffered second and third-degree burns to much of her body after falling on a heater, according to family members.
Jan Clark with the Portsmouth Police Department said detectives with the Special Victim's Unit were investigating the incident. Around 11 a.m. Sunday, officers were called to Maryview Hospital in reference to an injured infant. Upon arrival, staff told police the child suffered burns to her body.
Preliminary information received indicated the infant and a 4-year-old sibling were left in the care of their grandmother in the 10 block of Davis Street while their 28-year-old mother went to work at 7 a.m.
Officers were told the grandmother went into a bedroom to check on the infant, who was sleeping on a regular bed, when the infant was found on top of a heater between the bed and a wall, Clark said. The heater was on.
The infant suffered burns to her head, face, hands, leg and foot and is being treated at the Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters. The child's sibling is also being treated for a burn to her arm.
The investigation is ongoing at this time. Stay with WAVY.com for more on this developing story.
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