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New Bern Man Honored for Heroism

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PITTSBURGH — An 80-year-old New Bern man who died last year trying to save a woman and her child from a house fire was honored Thursday by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.

Major Augustus Fisher died while trying to save Cynthia M. Davisand her one-year-old son Christian on September 9, 2000.

Fisher entered the burning two-story house thinkingthat Davis and her baby were still inside, when they had in factescaped through a second-floor window.

Fisher's body was later found on the first floor near thestairs.

A total of 24 people were honored by at the ceremony.

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