Injured Carroll Co. deputy writes thank-you note from hospital after deadly fire

Flora Police Officer Josh Disinger posted a picture on Facebook of a handwritten note that reads “u saved my life Josh” given to him by Carroll County Sheriff's Deputy Drew Yoder, who remains hospitalized from injuries he suffered at Monday's fatal fire in Flora. (WISH-TV Photo via Facebook)
Flora Police Officer Josh Disinger posted a picture on Facebook of a handwritten note that reads “u saved my life Josh” given to him by Carroll County Sheriff's Deputy Drew Yoder, who remains hospitalized from injuries he suffered at Monday's fatal fire in Flora. (WISH-TV Photo via Facebook)

FLORA, Ind. (WISH) – A Carroll County Sheriff’s deputy injured while responding to a deadly fire has credited a fellow officer for saving his life.

Deputy Drew Yoder remained in the hospital Thursday following the early Monday morning fire that killed four children.

Flora Police Officer Josh Disinger, who was also injured in Monday’s blaze, visited Yoder after his own release from treatment.

Disinger posted a picture on Facebook of a handwritten note that reads “u saved my life Josh.”

Included on the post, Disinger wrote “Drew wrote this to me today. It means far more to me than any plaque or award I have received in my life. And I will cherish it as such!”

The fire ripped through the home on East Columbia Street in Flora killing four sisters: Kionnie Precious Welch, 5; Kerriele Danyell McDonald, 7; Keyara Janell Phillips, 9; and Keyana Latrice Davis, 11.

Disinger and Yoder were pushed back by flames and smoke while trying to get inside the burning home to save the children.

Yoder was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital after suffering severe smoke inhalation and burns to his hands and forehead.

The Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office said due to the amount of damage to the building, the cause of the fire has been ruled undetermined.