Andre Leslie Rodgers saved Paul E. Jury from burning, Carson, California, February 19, 1995. At night, Jury, 73, was asleep in a first-floor bedroom of the house where he lived when fire broke out in the attached garage that adjoined his room. Rodgers, 25, trade school student, was driving by and saw the fire. He stopped at the scene and went to a side door to alert any occupants of the house. Gaining access to the house, Rodgers met Jury’s cousin, who alerted him to Jury’s location. With flames engulfing the garage and rapidly spreading, including to the second floor over Jury’s room, Rodgers entered Jury’s room, which was filled with smoke. He picked Jury up and carried him through the house to the side door, then outside to safety. Rodgers was given oxygen at the scene and treated at the hospital for smoke inhalation.
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