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Carnegie Hero Fund Honors Late Sapulpa Woman

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The home was located at 71st and 161st West Avenue. The home was located at 71st and 161st West Avenue.

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PITTSBURGH, PA -- A Creek County woman who died while saving the life of a 3-year-old girl from a burning home was honored for her bravery.

Rosetta Albright, 47, of Sapulpa, is one of 20 people recognized for their heroism by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Albright rushed back into a burning mobile home last November to save the girl. The girl survived, but Albright died from her injuries.

11/17/2009 Related story: Preliminary Cause Of Fatal Fire Released

Pittsburgh steel baron Andrew Carnegie started the fund in 1904 after hearing rescue stories from a mine disaster that killed 181 people. Since then, $31.8 million has been awarded to 9,304 people.

Medalists, or their heirs, receive $6,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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