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Daycare fire update: Baby still in ICU, toddler suffers brain injury

23-month-old Josiah Streeter say he is being treated for second-degree burns. He was transported from the burn center in Augusta, GA where he is listed in ICU. 23-month-old Josiah Streeter say he is being treated for second-degree burns. He was transported from the burn center in Augusta, GA where he is listed in ICU.
11-month-old John Thompson was moved out of the ICU at the burn center in Augusta, GA. Photo submitted by family members. 11-month-old John Thompson was moved out of the ICU at the burn center in Augusta, GA. Photo submitted by family members.

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Reports are coming into the newsroom regarding the conditions of three children injured in a daycare fire that occurred a week ago.

We're told 11-month-old John Thompson is getting better. He was moved out of the ICU at the Augusta Burn Center and is now in a regular room. Doctors say Thompson may be released as early as Friday.

The family of 23-month-old Josiah Streeter say he is being treated for second-degree burns. He was transported from the burn center to the Children's Hospital in Augusta, GA where he is listed in ICU. We're told he is being treated by a team of neurologists for a brain injury. Doctors tell his family they believe Josiah may have suffered from a stroke. 

Streeter's family has set up a fund to help pay for his medical care. You can donate at any Wachovia Bank under the name 'Dameyon Streeter Benefit Account'.

Four-month-old Cameron Sulliven is being treated at the Augusta Burn Center for third-degree burns. He is in the ICU and his family is asking for help. Donations can be made to funds set up by the family at any CB&T and Wachovia Bank.  

On February 27th, a fire broke out at a home daycare on Mill Branch Road in Columbus, GA. One toddler died, one adult suffered smoke inhalation, while three other children sustained burns and other injuries from the fire. 

Fire officials say the fire is undetermined and remains under investigation. It's believed the fire may have started near the carport in the laundry room.

One-year-old Mikey Dubard Jr. died in the fire. His funeral will be held on Friday. Family say he would have turned two on March 2. We're told the funeral is not open to the public.

News Leader 9 is following this story. We'll have the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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