Annie Mae Lockhart,64, housewife, saved Mary Huey, 1, from suffocation, Los Angeles, California, December 6. 1968. When fire broke out in a one-story frame dwelling where Mary was asleep on a sofa in the living room, her 4-year-old brother ran next door and reported the situation to Mrs. Lockhart Although she had only the previous day returned home after hospitalization for operations on her legs, Mrs. Lockhart started to the aid of Mary. Moving slowly because of the pain in her legs, which were heavily bandaged, she reached the rear door of the burning dwelling. She. dropped to her knees and crawled into the kitchen, where flames had spread onto the ceiling from an adjoining bedroom then completely afire. Intense heat made breathing difficult and dense smoke caused her to cough. Mrs. Lockhart crawled to the living room and continued through it to the front door, which was locked from inside. After opening the door, she crawled to the sofa and found Mary. Holding Mary under one arm, Mrs. Lockhart crawled from the dwelling, gasping for breath and crying because of pain. Firemen extinguished the flames. Mary and Mrs. Lockhart both suffered smoke inhalation but recovered.
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