Richard Bruce Lance died attempting to rescue Richard A. Petrony from burning, Elk Lake, Ontario, January 19, 1979. Petrony, 20, was asleep in a wooden cabin when fire broke out. Flames had filled the interior before Lance, 18, laborer, and others outside noticed. Ignoring the warnings of the others, Lance ran to the cabin door, kicked it open, and crawled inside. The cabin was totally burned, and the bodies of Petrony and Lance were found in the ashes.
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