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.