Florence Margaret McCartan, 25, bookkeeper, saved M. Claire Kelly, 11, from burning, DuBois, Pennsylvania, January 10, 1930. Claire was asleep in a room on the second floor of Miss McCartan’s home when the house took fire. She was awakened and went with two older girls to a stairway. Flames were entering the stairway, and Claire ran back to her room and broke a window. The smoke was dense, and she was overcome and fell to the floor. The other girls descended the stairway, their hair being singed. Miss McCartan, wearing only a flimsy gown, ran up the stairway through one room and into the room in which Claire was. Groping her way through dense smoke to the window, she broke more glass. She called and felt around on the floor for Claire for several minutes and then stumbled over her. She carried Claire to the window and pushed her out upon the roof of a porch. She felt she was being overcome, crawled out of the window, and lay in a faint. Claire and Miss McCartan were removed from the roof. Miss McCartan was severely burned, but she recovered. Claire was revived.
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