Christian M. Ziebarth helped to save Lloyd E. Hunter from burning, Burlington, Washington, June 21, 1995. Hunter, 77, remained inside his 28-foot motor home after it overturned onto its driver’s side in a highway accident, then caught fire in the engine area. Ziebarth, 21, college student, approached the scene on his motorcycle. After another man knocked down flames temporarily with a fire extinguisher, Ziebarth and the other man climbed atop the vehicle and opened a door on its passenger side. Since Hunter outweighed Ziebarth and the other man, Ziebarth lowered himself into the motor home through the door while the other man remained atop it and reached for Hunter. Then seeing that the windshield was fractured, Ziebarth kicked out one of its panes. Flames had resumed and were spreading to the front of the motor home as Ziebarth led Hunter through the windshield opening and to safety. The other man descended to the pavement. The motor home was shortly engulfed by flame and was destroyed. Hunter recovered from scratches to an arm.
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