A Russett Road woman is recovering in the Pittsburgh Burn Center from burns she received at her residence last Sunday
Glenda Talley, 36, has received skin grafts on her entire left arm, hand and fingers, according to her sister Geleana Collins.
She said further grafting on her leg would be required.
The woman was injured when a stove exploded, reportedly a propane stove.
One of her sleeping children, nine-year-old Dustin Hess, was awakened by the explosion.
The boy said "I heard a big
noise like a big boom. It woke me up. I went to
see what it was, and my mom was on fire."
hitting the fire with her arms and hand trying to
put it out. but it kept getting worse. She was
screaming and crying really hard. I just grabbed
some water and threw it on her to put it out. I
was really scared," he concluded.
"I believe my nephew saved his mothers
life and maybe his little brothers lives too. To
me he is a hero.
May God be with them all!" said his aunt, Geleana Collins.