Joseph G. Bielesch, Jr., saved Agnes E. Burns from burning, Levittown, Pennsylvania, October 18, 1982. Mrs. Burns, 79, lay unconscious in her smoke-filled, second-floor apartment, a corner bedroom of which was aflame. Bielesch, 33, sheet metal worker, entered the apartment three times for Mrs. Burns, but he was driven out by thick smoke and intense heat each time. On his fourth attempt, he picked her up and carried her to safety; she was hospitalized for treatment of smoke inhalation and second-degree burns, and she recovered. Bielesch also recovered after hospital treatment for smoke inhalation.
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