A woman rescued from her burning trailer in Skowhegan Friday night remained in critical condition Sunday at a Portland hospital, and her 4-year-old son, who also was rescued, is improving at a Boston hospital, according to a family member.

Andrea Curtis, 24, of 279 North Ave. has been at Maine Medical Center and her son, Tyler Curtis-Benson, has been at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston since they were pulled from their older mobile home just before 8:30 p.m. Friday by Skowhegan police Officer Tim Williams.

A Shriners Hospital spokesperson said Saturday that no information about Tyler would be available until Monday.

But Curtis’ cousin, Lindsay Sadler-Simpson, said Sunday that Tyler is improving, and family members are with the victims at both hospitals.

Curtis, a full-time student at University of Maine at Farmington, is studying education and plans to become a teacher, according to Sadler-Simpson.

She said a gofundme page has been set up for Curtis and her family, as they lost everything in the fire that destroyed their mobile home. She asked that people wanting to donate items drop them off at 8 Middle Road, Skowhegan, or 9 Harmony Road, Wellington.

Skowhegan fire Capt. Rick Caldwell said Sunday that fire investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire.

 


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