John Rex Fidler saved Paul J. Twyman and others from burning, Bridgeville, California, March 10, 1982. Paul, 9, and his four brothers and sisters were in their bedroom when fire broke out in an adjoining room. Fidler, 31, mechanic, was alerted and ran to the house, where he broke a window of the bedroom and pulled one of the children out. He entered the room through the window and found three more of the children, whom he handed outside to their father. After climbing outside, Fidler then re-entered the house three more times to search for the fifth child. Dense smoke and intense heat forced him out each time. The fifth child died in the fire; Paul and the other children were not burned. Fidler was treated for smoke inhalation, but he recovered.
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