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Photos show firefighter rescuing child in Havelock

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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.

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