Andrew Torre rescued Rockie Croft from burning, Hamburg, New York, December 17, 1975. Torre, 41, horse trainer, learned that Rockie, 1, was in the basement of his home where gasoline had been spilled and had caught fire. Entering the basement through a ground-level window, Torre crawled about in the dense smoke until he located Rockie. After handing Rockie to persons outside the window, which was six feet above the floor, Torre tried to climb out but could not do so. Those outside then aided Torre through the window. Rockie recovered from minor burns he had sustained.
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