David McNair rescued George Timmons from burning, Miami, Florida, January 27, 1971. Timmons, 21, occupied a ground-floor apartment in which an explosion occurred, blowing out several windows. Flames quickly filled the kitchen and spread into the living room. McNair, 28, an entertainer who lived nearby, was outside and was knocked down by the explosion. He then entered the apartment through the living-room window. Smoke was dense and heat was intense. McNair found Timmons, who was almost unconscious, on the living-room floor. After putting out flames on the attire of Timmons, McNair dragged him from the apartment. Thinking there were others inside, McNair re-entered the living room, where one wall was completely afire and flames were spreading on the ceiling. Crossing the living room within six feet of the flames, he checked the other two rooms but found no one. McNair, who had sustained minor burns, then ran from the apartment. Timmons recovered after being hospitalized for extensive burns.
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