A veteran Gardner (MA) firefighter rescued a 7-year-old girl trapped inside a burning building on Monday, June 21, 2010, according to news reports. Lieutenant Cleo Caouette, 58, and other rescuers encountered heavy smoke and heat conditions when responding to a three-alarm fire at a three-story apartment building. After opening several windows with an ax, he located the young girl and pulled her to safety through the window. No firefighters were injured. The victim was transported to a local hospital for smoke inhalation.
Read more about this incident HERE at bostonherald.com.