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Mother faces neglect charges children burned in trailer fire

REX - A pregnant woman is facing criminal charges after her two children received second-degree burns in a Friday morning fire.

Clayton County police have issued warrants against Yuliana Sanchez, 23, for neglect, child cruelty and reckless conduct, said Deputy Chief Tim Robinson.

An investigation also continues against the children's stepfather, who police declined to name, Robinson said.

Sanchez's children - identified by neighbors as Michelle, 10, and Jorge, 7 - suffered second-degree burns over more than half their bodies in the fire that broke out in the family's trailer. They are both in stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Neighbors described Jorge as hysterical after he was rescued Friday morning from the blazing single-wide trailer.

'He was crying, 'I'm gonna die, I'm gonna die,' neighbor Adrianna Martinez said. 'He was naked because his shorts had caught fire and he took them off. His eyes were white and his arms and legs were burned. He has long hair but it was burned off.'

Clayton fire Deputy Chief Jeff Hood said Sanchez and her husband have given conflicting stories about where they were when the fire started. They told authorities they took their youngest child, Denise, 2, to the WIC office to get food coupons, he said.

They said they stopped at Southern Regional Medical Center because Sanchez was having abdominal pains, and they also stopped at the bank, Hood said.