Andrea Grinage, 30, was found by Prince George’s County police and firefighters after they responded to a reported fire in an apartment in Capitol Heights, Maryland, on Friday at 11:45 a.m. Police said the pregnant woman was found with critical burns on her body after being doused with flammable liquid by her boyfriend, Laquinn Phillips, 34, who then set her alight. The incident caused the Maryland woman to deliver her baby seven weeks earlier than expected.

Woman worried about family members

When police arrived at the Maryland home, Grinage told them her boyfriend had doused her with a flammable liquid and set her alight.

She added she was concerned the boyfriend was then traveling to Washington, DC, where she believed Phillips might possibly harm her relatives.

As reported by the International Business Times, Grinage was rushed to the Burn Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital by first responders, where she was forced to successfully give birth to her baby daughter prematurely – seven weeks early.

Boyfriend is in custody

Jennifer Donelan, a spokeswoman for Prince George’s County Police, said these were not the kind of circumstances under which a baby should be born. According to detectives, they eventually contacted Phillips by phone and convinced him to turn himself in to police and that charges against him are pending.

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Father condemns the boyfriend’s actions

Grinage’s father, Arthur Grinage, told ABC7 that his daughter’s boyfriend had set her alight as he was angry over her pregnancy. He said the incident stems from the fact Phillips didn’t want the responsibility of being a newborn father. Grinage added that while the boyfriend didn’t want that, once a baby has been conceived it’s too late. He said you either have to step up and be a father, or walk away.

Arthur said he was grateful his daughter and brand new granddaughter had survived the incident. He said you never believe this can happen to your loved ones, adding that his daughter is “hanging in there” and is doing fine.

Mother and baby in ‘critical condition’ in hospital

Meanwhile Andrea is currently listed in critical condition at the hospital, while the baby has been described as being “alive.” Arthur Grinage set up a GoFundMe campaign on Saturday to cover his daughter’s medical and other expenses.

At the time of writing, the campaign has already raised $13,085 of its $50,000 goal from 365 generous donors in just one day.

In the description on the GoFundMe page, it states Andrea had received burns to 90 percent of her body due to "domestic violence," adding that she is already a mother to two boys, aged 15 and eight. It also stated that she had lost everything in the fire and needs help to start over, plus she has a long road to her recovery at an unknown medical cost.