Andrew Calvin Zimmer helped to rescue Krista L. Losey from burning, Emporium, Pennsylvania, December 27, 2012. Losey, 28, who was disabled, lay in a bed in the living room of her apartment after fire broke out in the rear of the unit, which was on the first floor of a 2.5-story house, and filled it with dense smoke. A neighbor, Zimmer, 50, die setter, ran to the scene after seeing smoke and flames issuing from the structure. Learning that Losey was still inside, he and three other men who responded to the scene repeatedly entered the apartment through its front door and, despite intense heat inside the apartment, crawled about the living room in search of Losey before having to retreat for air. On his last attempt, Zimmer crawled a different course, which took him toward the fire. Seeing a part of the bed below the smoke, which otherwise precluded visibility, Zimmer approached the bed and tried to pull Losey from it. He then stood, picked her up, and started toward the door but fell to the floor with her. Grasping Losey again, Zimmer dragged her to the door, from which point the other men took her to safety. Flames grew to engulf the apartment. Losey required hospitalization, and Zimmer suffered smoke inhalation and a minor burn to an ear but did not need medical treatment. He recovered.
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