Harold Ford died attempting to save Cory E., Amber M., Ashlee N., and Autumn L. Ford from burning, Dover, Arkansas, December 28, 1997. Cory, 21, and his wife, Amber, 20, and their daughters, Ashlee, 3, and Autumn, 9 months, were sleeping in their mobile home when, before dawn, fire erupted at the other end of the structure. Cory’s parents lived next door, and his father, Ford, 41, forklift operator, discovered the fire. Ford ran to the scene and broke out a window to Ashlee’s bedroom but found that she was not in that room. He then entered the mobile home through the window as other family members attempted to gain access inside. Flames engulfed the mobile home, trapping all five victims. Found in the master bedroom, they had succumbed to effects of the fire.
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