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Condition of JC Fire Victim Upgraded

By Jason Weinstein.
The condition of one of the surviving victims from the October 19th fire on Floral Ave in Johnson City that claimed the lives of two young children has been upgraded. Erica Kurtz has been upgraded from serious to fair condition at Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse.

Jessica Baxter, who suffered burns over 70 percent of her body, is still listed in critical condition according to the hospital.

Kurtz lost her three- and four-year old children in the fire. 38-year-old Dwight Burton is charged with murder and arson. Police say he targeted his ex-girlfriend Baxter in the blaze.