Photos show firefighter rescuing child - WNCN: News, Weather

Photos show firefighter rescuing child in Havelock

Posted: Updated:
A firefighter carries Dillon Burkett to safety.  Photo courtesy Havelock News A firefighter carries Dillon Burkett to safety. Photo courtesy Havelock News
A firefighter carries Dillon Burkett to safety.  Photo courtesy Havelock News A firefighter carries Dillon Burkett to safety. Photo courtesy Havelock News
Havelock firefighter Charles Winter is helped into the burning house to rescue  Dillion Burkett. Photo courtesy Havelock News Havelock firefighter Charles Winter is helped into the burning house to rescue Dillion Burkett. Photo courtesy Havelock News
HAVELOCK, N.C. -

A toddler rescued from a house fire in Havelock on Tuesday is recovering at the hospital, WITN is reporting. 

The child, Dillion Burkett, was napping in a home on East Main Street in Havelock when the fire broke out around noon. 

Relatives told WITN a family of six lived in the house. A father and two children were home at the time. 

Relatives said the father managed to get 4-year-old William Burkett out, but two-year-old Dillon Burkett was still inside. 

Havelock firefighter Charles Winter said, "There was someone inside trapped, a baby. So I went inside and they told me where they thought the baby was so I went into that window...couldn't find the baby." Winter told WITN, "I came back out the window and they told me they could hear crying from a separate window and eventually I found the baby in the second bedroom I went into."

The family has three boys, ages 5, 3, 2, and a 5-month-old daughter.

The home is a complete loss and authorities did not say what started the fire.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 2 charged with first-degree murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher

    2 charged with first-degree murder in beating death of UNC professor, cancer researcher

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:00 AM EDT2014-07-25 13:00:14 GMT
    A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
    A UNC research professor was robbed and beaten to death Wednesday afternoon on University Drive in Chapel Hill, police said.
  • UNC: Former athletes can return to finish degrees

    UNC: Former athletes can return to finish degrees

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:04:36 GMT
    UNC Chancellor Carol Folt. (File photo)UNC Chancellor Carol Folt. (File photo)
    University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new program Thursday that will allow former UNC athletes to return and finish their uncompleted degrees.
    University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt announced a new program Thursday that will allow former UNC athletes to return and finish their uncompleted degrees.
  • Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

    Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:23:39 GMT
    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw. 
    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw. 
Powered by WorldNow

1205 Front St., Raleigh
N.C., 27609

Telephone: 919.836.1717
Fax: 919.836.1687
Email: newstips@wncn.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.