Posted: Aug 28, 2012 11:18 PM
Updated: Aug 29, 2012 7:40 AM
A woman is in serious condition at UK Hospital after she was burned by a grease fire in her home. Her one year-old child was also inside when it happened.
Police say 41 year-old Coletta Ayers was cooking this afternoon, at home with son, Tayton, when she sparked a grease fire. The burst of flame severely burned Ayers. She ran outside to get help, her baby boy still inside. A Somerset police officer arrived minutes later, and went in to get Tayton.
Two houses down, Sandy Haney heard the sirens:
"I looked out and saw the police and the ambulance. I went on the back deck to see if I could see what was going on and they were all over the yard back there."
Fire and smoke hadn't reached the baby. He wasn't hurt.
Paramedics loaded his mom into a helicopter across the street. Police say she was alert and talking, leaving her son in the care of his grandma.
"I'll pray for her, pray for the family. I just hope she's okay and everything," Haney says.