Curtis F. Brown saved Teena E. Green from suffocation, Seal Cove, New Brunswick, May 1, 1969. In a two-story frame dwelling, fire broke out in an upstairs bedroom adjoining that in which Teena, 2, was taking a nap. Prevented from reaching Teena by dense smoke in the second-floor hall, her mother ran from the dwelling and sought help. Brown, 35, fisherman, was attracted and, informed of the situation, entered the house. He ascended to the top of the stairway, dropped to his knees beneath the smoke, and crawled along the hall. Heat was intense as he passed the bedroom which was afire. He entered Teena’s room, where visibility was nil mainly because of the smoke. Brown located one bed and, finding no one in it, crawled to another. He was feeling effects of the smoke by the time he located Teena, who was unconscious. Picking her up, Brown rose to his feet and ran from the bedroom. He descended the stairs and ran outside, where Teena was revived.
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