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2/20/2014 - Report of House Fire

 

Contact: Roger Williams
Fire Marshal/PIO
785-826-7340

Report of House Fire

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 05:15 a.m., the Salina Fire Department responded to a house fire at 507 N. 12th. “The occupants inside the home were alerted to the fire by a working smoke alarm and were able to evacuate the burning structure,” said Fire Inspector Troy Long. “This is a clear example of how working smoke alarms save lives.” Long noted that the occupants were sleeping in the room where the fire started and could have easily been trapped by the fire had they not been alerted by the smoke alarm.

Fire Inspector Long determined the fire was caused by improper disposal of smoking materials in the bedroom. Approximately $35,000.00 of damage was caused by the fire.

Long stresses that “all residential dwellings should have a working smoke alarm and battery operated smoke alarms should have their batteries changed twice per year.”