Michael F. Drozdo rescued Diana L. Bowman from burning, Holly, Michigan, April 3, 2006. Bowman, 48, was inside her one-story house after fire erupted in the center hall and spread. A neighbor, Drozdo, 31, warehouse supervisor, discovered the fire and reported it. He then approached the structure and opened its front door, which led into the hall. Oxygen tanks were stored along both walls of the hall, and flames issued along its ceiling. Bowman lay unconscious on the hall floor, at a point about 10 feet from the door. Drozdo ran to her, seized her about the arms, and dragged her out of the house. When she then revived, he walked her away from the structure. Oxygen tanks failed in the flames, which shortly engulfed the interior of the house. Bowman, seriously burned, was hospitalized but died of her injuries about two months later.
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