Carnegie Hero Fund Honors Late Sapulpa Woman

Tuesday, September 29th 2009, 7:45 am
By: News On 6

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.

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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.