Arthur H. Turner, 34, federal equipment mechanic, rescued Sarah Fitzgerald, 72, from burning, Cincinnati, Ohio, February 28, 1968. Fire broke out in the first-floor living room of a frame dwelling while Mrs. Fitzgerald was on the second floor. Turner was driving by and noted the smoke and flames. He ran to the front porch and forced open the door into the living room, where flames burned on areas of the walls, floor, and ceiling. Mrs. Fitzgerald, whose clothing had caught fire when she descended to the living room, then screamed. She attempted to reach the door but lost consciousness. Turner dropped to his knees and crawled about 10 feet into the living room, where heat was blistering. His attire and person were at times in contact with fingers of flames. Groping in the smoke, he crawled five feet in another direction and found Mrs. Fitzgerald. Most of her clothing had been burned away. Turner, coughing from the smoke, rose to a crouching position and dragged Mrs. Fitzgerald to the door. He then lifted her from the floor and carried her to the home of a neighbor. Mrs. Fitzgerald was hospitalized but died of shock and burns.
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