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Mom charged after 5-year-old son found alone in burning home

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Firefighters rescued a 5-year-old boy from his burning apartment, and his mother is facing charges for leaving her son alone.

Yasmeen M. Walker, 34, faces a class C felony charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

The 5-year-old was discovered alone in the residence shortly before firefighters responded to the apartment fire about 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The fire was reported in the second floor of the residence in the 2000 block of Park Tower Driver, Kansas City police told KCTV5.

According to court records, a neighbor told police she saw Walker driving up the hill about the time that Walker's son was standing naked in the doorway of Walker's home.

The neighbor told Walker to go back to the residence. Walker replied, "I can't. It's a fire," the neighbor told police. So the neighbor and a friend went to the get the child, who told police the fire was started by candles in his mother's room.

According to court documents, the boy told authorities he had been left at home long enough to watch three TV shows.

Firefighters put the fire out quickly and got the boy to safety. The boy is doing OK.

The mom returned home shortly after the fire was put out. Kansas City police arrested her for child endangerment, police department Officer Darin Snapp said. 

Missouri social workers took the boy into their care.

Prosecutors requested Walker's bond be set at $20,000/10 percent.

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