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Friends trying to help injured woman whose daughter died in fire

Tereasa Hurst was critically injured and her 3-year-old daughter, Adalyn, died from injuries sustained in a mobile home fire on Monday. A GoFundMe page was set up to help with Hurst's medical expenses.
Tereasa Hurst was critically injured and her 3-year-old daughter, Adalyn, died from injuries sustained in a mobile home fire on Monday. A GoFundMe page was set up to help with Hurst's medical expenses.
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WASHINGTON, Washington County — A woman who was pulled out of a burning trailer home in southern Utah remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday in a Las Vegas hospital.

The fire claimed the life of the woman's 3-year-old daughter and a 60-year-old man who went inside the burning structure in an attempt to save them.

As of Thursday, Washington City officials have declined to release the names of any of the three victims. But friends on social media, including a GoFundMe account set up to help the mother and her husband with medical expenses, identified her as Tereasa Hurst, 27. Her daughter, Adalyn, died Wednesday at the hospital from injuries sustained in the fire.

"She was my daughter's best friend. She was like a daughter to me. And when she became pregnant, she called me to tell me I was going to be a grandma. I was so happy," one woman wrote on Facebook. "I can't stop crying. The man that tried to save them has also passed. My heart goes out to his family. They all need our prayers now."

Richard Kirkland, 60, of Washington, who friends say had no connection to the family, died after going into the fire to help.

On Monday, fire crews were called to 441 E. Angie Lane.

"All three victims were found unresponsive and not breathing and all required life saving intervention, (CPR), at the scene prior to transport to Dixie Regional Medical Center," according to a statement from the Washington Police Department.

Kirkland was pronounced dead at Dixie Regional. The woman and toddler were flown by medical helicopter from St. George to University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas.

As of Thursday, a cause of the fire had not been determined.

A GoFundMe page to cover Kirkland's funeral expenses has also been set up. The organizers of that page said they will donate whatever is left over to the Hurst family.