WALTON COUNTY– On September 4, DeFuniak Springs Fire officials responded to a structure fire off of Highway 331, but when they arrived on scene, this case was different than most.
Inside the home was a 91-year-old World War II veteran stuck among the flames.
It was just a normal shift for DeFuniak Springs Firefighter James Stultz, responding to a structure fire in the middle of the night.
But when he arrived on scene, the sense of urgency was not just focused on putting out the fire. A person was still stuck inside the home.
Andrew Thompson, 91, and his caretaker were both in the home when the fire started,
Thompson’s care-taker was trying to get him out of the home, but the smoke was too much for her to handle…
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