Smoke alarms were credited with saving four lives in Everett, WA, earlier this week. A woman and three children were able to safely escape their home upon hearing the smoke alarms sound at around 5am.
“Smoke alarms played a big role in saving the lives of the residents in the house,” said Assistant Fire Marshal Eric Hicks. “The family could have easily been trapped inside the house if it hadn’t been for the smoke alarm going off at the right time.”
According to local news reports, the home appears to be a total loss; the cause of the fire is under investigation.