• Charlotte firefighters donate backpacks in honor of boy who died in 2018 fire

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte firefighters came together to donate hundreds of backpacks to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students. 

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    The book bags were handed out at the Arbor Glen Park Recreation Center.

    It was all in honor of 9-year-old Michael Johnson, who died when his southwest Charlotte apartment caught fire in April 2018. 

    "Unfortunately, I wasn't able to save my son, so I definitely want to give back to the community where we can save another child. Give them fire safety awareness, come out support," mother Domonique Bradley said. 

    The backpacks will be filled with school supplies and fire safety materials. 

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