Steven M. Enns saved Brent A. Mortimer and a boy from burning, Estevan, Saskatchewan, May 18, 2012. Mortimer, 24, and a 2-year-old boy were asleep in second-floor bedrooms of a two-story house after fire broke out at night on the structure’s rear exterior and spread into the walls. Enns, 28, a police officer on duty, saw smoke issuing from the scene and responded, seeing flames extending up the back of the house as he approached. His banging on the front door awakened the boy’s mother, who told him that the boy and Mortimer were on the second floor. Enns entered the house and after a search located the staircase and ascended. By then, flames had broken into the rear of the structure and smoke was intensifying throughout it. Enns entered the boy’s bedroom and picked him up from his crib. Shielding the boy’s face, Enns entered the next bedroom carrying him and awakened Mortimer. Mortimer and Enns, with the boy, fled downstairs and outside to safety, the smoke by then precluding visibility. Enns suffered minor smoke inhalation and recovered in a day.
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