Raymond J. Gionet helped attempt to rescue Kelly J. Korzan from assault, Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 30, 1993. Ms. Korzan, 34, and her two small children were in a van parked in the attached garage of the family’s house when her estranged husband, also in the van, doused them with gasoline and threatened to set the van afire. A neighbor, Gionet, 37, towing company manager, heard a commotion and ran to the garage, as did two other neighbors. One of the neighbors entered the rear of the van and grasped the assailant. Gionet joined the other neighbor in the narrow space between the passenger side of the van and the garage wall. There, they helped Ms. Korzan toward the garage door after she escaped the van through a side door. The assailant suddenly broke free and lit a lighter, causing Ms. Korzan and the van to burst into flame. She, Gionet, and the two neighbors ran from the garage, as had the children, who sustained minor injury. Ms. Korzan and the assailant were fatally burned. Gionet required hospital treatment for first- and second-degree burns, to his neck and left hand. He recovered.
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