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Cochran County Sheriff's deputies save mother's disabled daughter from burning home

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Last Saturday, a Morton home was engulfed in flames with a mother's disabled daughter inside.

Luckily, Cochran County Sheriff's deputies were able to get her out safely.

Dep. Chris Covarrubias said the house burned faster than he's ever seen, and the difference in life and death was a matter of minutes.

"It was a blessing that we got there in that amount of time and were there in time because a few minutes later, there's no telling what the results would have been," Dep. Covarrubias said.

Ernestine Evans, the owner of the home and mother to the woman saved, said she cannot thank Dep. Covarrubias and the rest of the first responders enough.

But after living in Morton for 56 years, the devastation of losing her home and memories has sunk in. 

"What am I going to do without that old, little house? I mean, I didn't have much, but it don't take much for me," Evans said.

Since the fire, several members of the Morton community have visited Evans and raised nearly $5,000 for her. 

She said the outpouring of support has meant the world to her and her family.

"Thank God for this community. Every second since that time, it's been deputies coming to our house to make sure we're okay, day after day," Evans said.

Here is the link to contribute to the fundraiser for Evans. 

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