Dennis Francis Keefe saved four children from burning, Bronx, New York, December 25, 1974. A two-door automobile containing a man, a woman, and seven children overturned on the highway and, resting on its top, caught fire as gasoline flowed from the inverted fuel tank. Keefe, 23, college student, was among a number of persons who stopped at the scene. Running to the burning automobile, where the man had gotten out and had removed one of the children, Keefe pulled a child through the open door as flames spread to the interior. Keefe and the man each caught fire as, alternating, they removed the other occupants. The children sustained no burns; but the man, the woman, and Keefe required hospitalization.
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