Mario D. Cortese died attempting to save Lindsi J. Cortese from burning, Hemmingford, Quebec, February 1, 1983. Lindsi, 12 days old, lay in a crib in her family’s mobile home when fire broke out and spread rapidly. Cortese, 34, farmer, ran from the barn after being alerted and entered the house through its rear door to search for Lindsi, who was his daughter. He emerged shortly, aflame from head to foot. After rolling in the snow to extinguish the flames, Cortese entered the house a second time through a window and found Lindsi, but he was overcome by thick smoke as he carried her toward safety. Both Lindsi and Cortese died in the fire.
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