Howard M. Hawkins rescued June D. Alamillo from burning, Inglewood, California, July 1, 1969. In a dwelling of corrugated metal with a wooden interior, fire broke out in the bedroom occupied by Mrs. Alamillo, 38. Smoke and flames issuing from the window attracted several persons; and two men made separate attempts to get to Mrs. Alamillo but failed to do so because of the spreading flames. Hawkins, 35, truckdriver, arrived and, learning that Mrs. Alamillo was inside, entered the smoke-filled living room. He crawled to the bedroom, in which flames burned on the bed, walls, and ceiling. Finding Mrs. Alamillo inert on the floor, Hawkins dragged her to the front door, from where another man aided him in carrying her away from the dwelling. Under the mistaken impression that there was a baby inside, Hawkins crawled back into the living room. Conditions had worsened greatly and, affected by the smoke, he retreated to the outside. Mrs. Alamillo later succumbed to burns she had suffered. Hawkins recovered from smoke inhalation.
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