Kids burned in fire listed in critical, fair condition; Mom released

A picture from the scene last Friday.
A picture from the scene last Friday.

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The woman burned in a blaze at the Noisette Creek Apartments in North Charleston has been released from the Augusta Burn Center, but her two children are still hospitalized at MUSC.

Officials at the hospital in Augusta, Georgia said Tuesday that 23-year-old Daysha Lewis had been discharged from their facility. They did not specify when she was released.  

Meanwhile, her two children, 3-year-old Dortez Gordon is in critical condition and 1-year-old Javez Gordon is in fair condition. Both are still being treated at MUSC.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze at Noisette Creek Apartments, located at 1005 Buist Avenue, just after 1 p.m. on Friday.  Lewis and her children made a wild escape from their burning apartment unit.  Javez Gordon was tossed out the window shortly after Lewis jumped. A concerned neighbor, Reginald Curry, then busted through the front door to save the life of the older child.

Curry said Lewis told him to save her babies and he did. Curry, who lives in the building next door, said all he could think about was his own 11-year-old daughter, and he knew he had to do everything he could to save the children.

"Right now, I'm just praying for them and I'm still a little bit shaky about it," Curry said.

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