George Joseph Grant saved Elvis Savard and attempted to save Lisa Savard from burning, Douglastown, New Brunswick, December 14, 1970. When fire broke out in a frame dwelling where Elvis, 4, and Lisa, 2, were asleep in a first-floor bedroom, their mother ran outside and shouted for help. Learning where the children were, Grant, 20, store clerk, broke a window and entered the family room, where smoke was dense. He found Elvis in that room and handed him through the window to someone outside. Looking for Lisa, Grant passed through a doorway in a burning wall and reached the bedroom, which was afire. Feeling dizzy, he returned to the window to get air. He lost consciousness, but was pulled through the window and quickly revived. Grant re-entered the dwelling, followed by the children’s uncle, and started toward the bedroom. An explosion occurred, increasing flames, smoke, and heat. Gasping and choking, Grant and the uncle climbed out of the dwelling. Firemen arrived; but Lisa perished in the flames.
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