Benefit Dance For Olney Mother Killed In House Fire

A benefit dance is being held for an Olney woman who died a hero when she ran into a burning house to save her child.

Olney Police Chief Barry Roberts told us Jessica Blackburn, her 15-month old, and two other family members were all asleep early Friday morning when the stove caught fire.

One of the family members grabbed the child on his way out but Blackburn did not know that and went back into the burning home to find her child. She was overcome by the fire before she could get out.

Roberts said no foul play is suspected.

Donations are being accepted for Blackburn's funeral at Lunn's Funeral Home in Olney.

Friends and family are also holding a benefit dance for Jessica Blackburn at the American Legion in Olney. All proceeds will go to the funeral and burial costs.

Date: November 2nd, Friday
Time: 7:30 - Midnight
Place: American Legion
Price: $6 Singles
         $10 Couples
Raffle Tickets: $10
Contact: Kim (940) 564-2214

Donations will be appreciated.