AFRD Deputy Chief Glenn Johnson said the residents were alerted to the fire by their smoke detectors, which allowed them time to get out safely. This situation is a great example of the importance of working smoke detectors in homes. Without working smoke detectors in this home the outcome could have been fatal. Smoke detectors save lives.
The fire went to 3 alarms and there were no injuries to civilians or firefighters. Deputy Johnson said the fire is under investigation but does not appear to be suspicious. The two residents were displaced from their home and will be staying with friends.