A family of five in Charlotte, NC, was able to escape their home this past Saturday when smoke alarms woke them up, giving them the time to get out safely. More than 20 firefighters were on scene to put out the fire; the home was considered a total loss.
The same day, another Charlotte, NC, home fire occurred in the early hours of the morning. The fire department, which credited smoke alarms with alerting the occupants, pulled one family member through a second-story window. The other three were carried down the stairs. It took 26 firefighters to bring the fire under control.
Smoke alarms save lives: Test yours every month to make sure they're working!