Seven People Hurt in North Carolina House Fire

Jan. 12, 2009
The Fire Marshall said four children and three adults were all home asleep at the time.


Neighbors pulled seven people out of a burning mobile home late Sunday night.

A Cleveland County fire marshal said four children and three adults were in the home on Nixon Drive off Highway 18, just south of Shelby, when it caught fire at about 10 p.m. Most of them were asleep.

Neighbors noticed the flames, rushed into the home and rescued the family. Four family members had to be taken to a local hospital.

Lucille "Georgia" Camp and her grandson, Jeffrey Camp, had to be flown to Baptist Hospital in Winson-Salem. They are in critical condition. Claude and Ronnie Camp were treated and released from Cleveland Regional Medical Center.

Firefighters credited neighbors for the rescue. They said they had a delayed response getting to the home because of the rough condition of the road.

Family members also said their neighbors are heroes.

"My brother got to hollering for help, and some of the neighbors, somebody came and helped, and I'd just like to thank everybody who helped get them out safe. There are still angels in this world, and they're still there and God puts them there," said Connie Wilson.

Family members are now going through the charred remains of the home, trying to salvage anything they can.

Fire investigators said the fire does not appear suspicious.

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