CHELSEA, Mich. (CBS Detroit/AP) — A mother of four was severely burned while rescuing her children from a fire at their home, authorities said.

Firefighters said that on Tuesday, Oct. 26, Mikala Vish went back into her Chelsea home to save the children.

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“The most heroic thing I’ve ever seen,” Lt. Derek Klink told WDIV-TV.” Mikala deserves all of the credit.”

Vish is in a hospital with burns on more than 60% of her body and has a “very long road ahead of her,” the fire department said on Facebook.

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Her 6-year-old son also was badly burned.

“The family has lost everything in the fire and is desperate need of help,” the fire department said.

A GoFundMe page has raised more than $73,000 to help the family as of Friday morning.

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