John B. Epperson helped to save Lloyd E. Hunter from burning, Burlington, Washington, June 21, 1995. Hunter, 77, remained inside his 28-foot motor home after it overturned onto its driver’s side in a highway accident, then caught fire in the engine area. Epperson, 35, truck driver, witnessed the accident and responded to the scene with a fire extinguisher, which he used to knock down flames temporarily. He and another man who had arrived then climbed atop the vehicle and opened a door on its passenger side. After the other man lowered himself into the motor home, Epperson crouched, reached inside, and grasped Hunter by the arms to help pull him out. The other man kicked out the windshield from inside the motor home. Flames had resumed and were spreading to the front of the vehicle as the other man led Hunter through the windshield opening and to safety. Epperson descended from the motor home, which was shortly engulfed by flame and was destroyed. Hunter recovered from scratches to an arm.
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