Longwood Hero Being Released From Hospital

March 8, 2007

The Longwood University student who rushed in to a burning house and saved three people was released from the hospital Thursday.

Timothy Cochrane is being called a hero. He said that he didn't think twice when he ran in to the house to save people sleeping. Cochrane suffered burns to his face and hands. Doctors say his burns should heal.

Two people did not make it out and died in the fire including Albemarle High School grad Byron Jamerson.

"Ran in up the stairs and the house was filled up with smoke. So I just went room to room kicking doors in, yelling, there's fire everyone get out of the house" said Cochrane.

Fire officials are still investigating the cause of the fire but they have confirmed that it started on the second floor.

The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we ask that you follow our rules for commenting. E-mail is required to comment on a story, but it will not be displayed with your comment. For complete rules, CLICK HERE. The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 6382537 - newsplex.com/a?a=6382537