A teenager who suffered 90 per cent burns in a house fire in Shildon, County Durham is fighting for his life.
Doctors told Troy Mackinlay's family to prepare for the worst after the 18-year-old's house was engulfed in flames on Saturday 15th.
Troy, who has been put into an induced coma and given just a five per cent chance of survival, was dragged from the blaze by a courageous neighbour and had to be hosed down by fire fighters.
Troy's sister, Abra Wood, says she is praying her younger brother pulls through.
Emergency services were called to Albert Street, Shildon, County Durham, just after 7am last Saturday.
They arrived to find Troy and his cousin, Tommie Vayro, making their way out of the house moments before the upstairs windows shattered.
The pair had been rescued by a brave neighbour who was alerted to the fire by the ringing smoke alarm on his way out with his dog.
Troy and Tommie, 20, were upstairs when the fire broke out in the back bedroom of the mid-terraced property.
The pair were staying at their grandmother’s house after helping her move in a few days earlier.
Their grandmother, Barbara Robinson, had been asleep downstairs when the fire started and escaped with smoke inhalation.
Tommie was taken to Darlington Memorial Hospital where he was treated for minor burns and Troy was taken by ambulance to the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
Troy's sister, Mrs Wood, added:
The family are appealing for donations of household items to help Troy and his grandmother rebuild their home.
So far local businesses have donated vouchers to be raffled and more than £250 has been raised in support of the family.
A storage unit in Ferryhill has also been offered up free of charge for the family to store furniture and larger items.
A joint police and fire investigation is now underway to determine the cause of the fire.