A mother and her infant daughter were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon...

A mother and her infant daughter were hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after a fast-moving fire in their Hempstead home. (April 13, 2011) Credit: Lou Minutoli

A mother and her infant daughter are expected to survive burns from a fire in their Hempstead home, a Nassau University Medical Center spokeswoman said Thursday.

Natasha Reed, 25, remains in the burn center with burns to 11 percent of her body, said Shelley Lotenberg of the East Meadow hospital.

Her daughter, Celeste, 6 months, was in the pediatric intensive care unit with burns to 5 percent to 10 percent of her body, Lotenberg said. Both are in critical but stable condition, and their injuries are not considered life-threatening, Lotenberg said.

The Nassau County fire marshal's office is investigating the Wednesday fire, which appeared to originate in a second-floor kitchen in the Edgewood Court home, officials said. A phone call to the department Thursday morning seeking an update was not immediately returned.

Reed's son, 3, and her parents, ages 72 and 73, were treated for smoke inhalation. The boy was treated at NUMC and released. The parents were treated at the scene.

Hempstead Deputy Fire Chief Charles Hendry said all five family members were outside the Cape-style home when firefighters arrived.

Firefighters contained the blaze to the kitchen area, although there was smoke throughout the two-story, wood-framed building.

"We had maybe 50 firefighters, and the fire was out in, like, 15 minutes," Hendry said.

About a dozen fire trucks from four departments responded to the alarm, Hendry said.

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