House destroyed on Pineview Street in Havelock

Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 12:20 PM.

Winter handed the child to fellow fire fighter/paramedic Megan Lashway, who rushed the child to a waiting ambulance.

Winter said the little boy was too young to say anything.

“All he could do was cry, but I’ll take a cry. Crying’s good,” Winter said.

The fire erupted around noon at a home at 100 Pineview St., in Havelock, and quickly engulfed the single-story wood-frame house, thought to be about 70 years old.

The child’s father, William Burkett, had already pulled another son, Little Will, age 3, out of the house and had made several attempts to locate and save the younger sibling.

Neighbor Billy Smith heard the father screaming.

“I heard somebody holler and saw that guy holler, and I went out and saw fire at that there window,” Smith said. “I seen him laying on the ground kicking and screaming. He fell down by that old washer. I don’t know if he tried to get into the back door and it was locked or what.”

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