Alberta Shaw saved Fred Lee Carter and five other persons from burning, Nashville, Georgia, April 15, 1962. At night while Fred Lee, 3, and his three brothers were sleeping in the rear bedroom and a woman and her daughter were asleep in the front bedroom of a one-story frame dwelling, fire broke out on the wall alongside a fireplace in the living room. Mrs. Shaw, 37, maid, a neighbor, saw the flames and ran to the front door, which was locked. Unable to rouse anyone, she kicked the door until it opened. Mrs. Shaw ran through the living room into the front bedroom, where she shook the woman and shouted that the house was afire. Entering the rear bedroom, Mrs. Shaw pulled Fred Lee and one of his brothers from the bed. She led them through the living room, where the fireplace wall was completely afire and flames were spreading on the ceiling, and thence outside. Mrs. Shaw then re-entered the living room, where heat was intense from the rapidly spreading flames. Running into the rear bedroom, she pulled the other two Carter boys from the bed and led them from the dwelling. Mrs. Shaw once more entered the living room. Burning embers from the ceiling had ignited the floor and the furniture, and flames burned on three walls. Passing within inches of flames on a sofa, Mrs. Shaw ran into the front bedroom and roused the woman, who had gone back to sleep. The woman picked up her daughter. Finding escape through the living room blocked by flames that covered the floor, Mrs. Shaw pulled the woman after her as she ran through the rear bedroom into the kitchen, and then led the woman, carrying her daughter, from the house. Firemen extinguished the flames, which completely gutted the dwelling.
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