Arden Daniel Duncan died attempting to rescue Justin M. Link from burning, Greenville, South Carolina, January 19, 2003. At night, Justin, 3, was in a bedroom of his family’s home after fire broke out in the adjoining living room. His father, Duncan, 38, roofer’s helper, discovered the fire and aided in the evacuation of other family members through the kitchen door of the one-story house. Despite flames spreading quickly, Duncan re-entered the house for Justin. A sheriff’s deputy who arrived shortly and others also attempted entry, but they were thwarted by deteriorating conditions. Justin and Duncan were recovered from Justin’s bedroom after firefighters extinguished the blaze. Both had died of burns and smoke inhalation.
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