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Pittsburg County Grandmother Killed, Infant Critical After Fire

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The fire broke out early Monday morning in the kitchen of this mobile home. The fire broke out early Monday morning in the kitchen of this mobile home.
Justin Staneart woke up to a house filled with smoke and flames. Justin Staneart woke up to a house filled with smoke and flames.
The family was using a stove to help heat the home. The family was using a stove to help heat the home.
PITTSBURG COUNTY, Oklahoma -

A mobile home fire killed a grandmother and left a 3-month-old baby boy in critical condition. The fire was discovered just after 6 a.m. at the Sportsman's Addition mobile home park in Longtown on Lake Eufaula.

The victims' family is asking for prayers.

Justin Staneart woke up to a house filled with smoke and flames racing up the kitchen walls of the home he shares with his mother, sister and nephew.

"I got out of there, and then I woke my sister up and she had to jump through the window to get her baby," he said.

Justin got out safely. Despite the efforts of neighbors who pulled her out of the burning home, his 54-year-old mother was killed.

11/17/2014 Related Story: Woman Dead, Infant Hospitalized After Pittsburg County Fire

"Thinking about my mom," Staneart said. "I was going to cry, but I've got to suck it in like a tough man though."

Donna Purvis is a neighbor who lives around the corner.

"She was a wonderful person," Purvis said. "It's very, very sad."

When Justin's sister got out of the burning mobile home through a window with her infant son, the Pittsburg County Sheriff says the baby was unresponsive and covered in soot.

The baby was taken to an area hospital and then flown to Tulsa.

"He's a baby. He can't defend himself, and we know the Lord can really pull him through and we just ask that the prayers go out," said neighbor Donna Purvis.

The state fire marshals office will determine what caused the fire, but Justin says the family was using the burners on the stove to help heat the house. He says the fire started in the kitchen.

The family lost everything - most of all, someone they dearly loved: a grandmother of five. Now they're asking for prayers.

"Pray for my mom and me, and the family," said Justin Staneart, who survived an early morning fire in Longtown Monday.

"They need the prayers. It's really sad that it happened around this time, this time of year."

The 3-month-old baby is in critical condition. The neighbors who pulled the victim out of the burning home weren't injured.

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