Boy critically injured in apartment fire; airlifted to Tampa hospital

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ZEPHYRHILLS, Florida — Authorities say an 8-year-old autistic boy was in critical condition following a fire at his Tampa Bay area home.

Zephyrhills police say the boy was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital on Tuesday night, suffering severe burns from a fire that originated in his bedroom. Police and the state fire marshal were investigating.

Officials say the boy's mother and a man who lived at the apartment were not injured in the blaze.

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