Louis L. Fisher saved Brenda C. Noble from burning, Tampa, Florida, March 14, 1969. At night a two-door sedan driven by Miss Noble, 20, and carrying a woman and her six-year-old son as passengers in the front seat struck a concrete utility pole. All three persons were injured, the two women losing consciousness. By the time Fisher, 25, police patrolman, arrived and ran to the driver’s side of the automobile, on which fire had broken out at the ruptured fuel tank at its front end, a police detective had removed the boy and his mother through the door on the passenger side. Fisher opened the other door and leaned into the automobile to his waist. Flames which had spread to the interior of the sedan were increasing. Fisher took hold of Miss Noble and drew her from the automobile as the detective returned to the opposite side of the vehicle to make sure there was no one else in it. The detective and Fisher, who was carrying the woman driver, were moving away from the sedan when the fuel tank erupted and spread flames throughout the interior. Miss Noble was not burned, but she later succumbed to her injuries.
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