Socorro Zamorano died attempting to save Jacqueline Flores from burning, Mesa, Arizona, December 19, 2001. Jacqueline, 7 months old, was in a crib in a bedroom of her family’s mobile home after fire of accidental origin erupted in a nearby bedroom early in the morning. Her grandmother, Ms. Zamorano, 60, who had been on a chore just outside the structure, attempted to douse the fire by throwing water on it through a window. Neighbors arrived at the scene, as did motorists who had seen the fire from a nearby road. When Ms. Zamorano went to the front door to enter the structure for Jacqueline, at least one person attempted to restrain her. Ms. Zamorano broke away and entered the mobile home, in which conditions were deteriorating rapidly. She was not seen alive again; firefighters found her body and that of Jacqueline together, in the living room. Both had died of smoke inhalation.
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