Smoke alarms save 3 lives

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 5:51pm

Just after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon, the Shreveport Fire Department was called out to the 3700 block of Glencrest Street in West Shreveport after a child's bedroom caught on fire.The fire station is just a few blocks away, and although fire and smoke were coming from the house; with their quick response, they were able to limit the damage to just one bedroom and the attic above it.

The home was occupied at the time by one adult male and two small children. The adult stated he was in the kitchen and heard the smoke detector alarming. He went to investigate and found the bedroom on fire. He and the children escaped without injury. The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Early detection of the fire and the quick response time from the Fire Department worked together to have a positive outcome with this fire. The smoke detector alerting the occupants of the fire and allowed them to escape without harm.

The Shreveport Fire Department stresses the importance of smoke alarms and remind people that there should be one in every bedroom. 

SFD's Fire Prevention Division has smoke alarms available, at a limit of one per household. For more information on that program, the Fire Prevention Division can be reached at 318-673-6740.


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