6-Year-Old Boy Left Home Alone Burned in Fire: Lauderhill Police

He was released from Broward Health Medical Center Thursday evening, authorities said

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    A babysitter was arrested after a 6-year-old boy she is accused of leaving home alone received burns in a fire Thursday, Lauderhill Police said.

    Charges are pending against Samantha Beaubriant, Lauderhill Police Lt. Michael Butkus said.

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    Police initially gave a different spelling for her name, and said the boy was seven years old.

    Beaubriant is a relative of the child's mother, Butkus said.

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    The boy was released from Broward Health Medical Center Thursday evening following the fire at 4222 Inverrary Blvd., which was reported by a neighbor at 5:29 p.m., authorities said.

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    The child suffered second-degree burns to his chest and back and minor burns to his extremities, Lauderhill Fire Rescue spokesman Lt. Jerry Gonzalez said.

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