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STATESVILLE - On October 10, 2011 a structure fire occurred at 311 Bethesda Rd. Statesville, NC where a little 2-year-old girl was trapped inside.
With the help of Ashley Belsole and Josh Byers (both passer byers), a firefighter Jason Workman was able to go inside an rescue the little girl.
In the last few months Jason Workman has received several thank you’s, recognition, etc. etc and the Iredell County Fire Marshal’s Office thinks that it would be appropriate to acknowledge these two individuals who went above and beyond there duty to help. If it wasn’t for these two citizens role, the 2 year old (Emma) outcome may have been different.
The Iredell County Commissioners will be presenting the Resolutions to them on behalf of the Iredell County Fire Marshal’s Office.
A fund has been set up to help a two-year-old girl that was burned in a house fire in Statesville.
Emma Rae Thompson received third degree burns to her arms when her grandparent's home in the 300 block of Bethesda Road in Statesville caught fire around 2:30 p.m.
Members of the Wayside Volunteer Fire Department said the grandmother tried to go back in the home several times in order to rescue her grandchild, but was unable to get through the flames.
Firefighters did manage to get through the flames to rescue the 2-year-old girl, who was then airlifted to a burn center.
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Emma's parents told Iredell County Deputy Fire Marshal Tom Moore that Emma was listed in serious, but stable condition at Brenner Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem.
A fund has been set up at the Fifth Third Bank in Davidson. Those who would like to help towards Emma's treatment can send donations to:
Fifth Third Bank
Emma Rae Thompson Fund
124 S. Main Street
Davidson NC, 28036
If you want to send anything to Emma, you can send it to:
Emma Rae Thompson
PO Box 421
Davidson NC, 28036
Photos provided by the Thompson family and the Iredell County Fire Marshal's Office.