A mother and three of her children remained in critical condition today in a San Diego hospital two days after their Christmas tree caught fire in their Seeley home.
According to the American Red Cross, Rebecca Juarez, 40, and three of her children were being treated at the University of California San Diego Medical Center burn center.
Sylvia Preciado, director the Red Cross for Imperial County, said Juarez suffered burns over 50 percent of her body and was in critical condition.
Her children, boys ages 9, 6, and 1, were critical but two were in critical but stable condition, Preciado said.
All the boys suffered burns over 20 to 40 percent of their bodies. Preciado said the 1-year-old is "faring the best" and is one of the two children who is critical but stable. She was unsure which of the two other children is stable. A hospital spokeswoman said only that all four are in critical condition.