The power of smoke alarms strikes again: A couple safely escaped a destructive home fire when they heard their smoke alarm sound, encountering smoke and fire as they proceeded downstairs.
The fire began just before midnight on April 30, causing an estimated $600,000 in damage. Located in Clearview, Ontario, the house was fully engulfed in flames when the local fire department arrived.
Upon checking the air quality of nearby homes after the fire, the fire department discovered that some didn’t have smoke alarms. Instead of issuing fines, fire crews installed new ones.
Visit CTV Barrie News to watch the full story. To learn more about proper installation and maintenance of smoke alarms, check out NFPA's smoke alarm safety tips.