A smoke alarm saved a life in a fire at a home on East Drive early Thursday, the Oak Ridge Fire Department said.
The fire was reported at the home at about 1:52 a.m. Thursday. The first Fire Department unit was at the house within minutes and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the home.
The resident was outside when fire crews arrived, the ORFD said. He said a smoke alarm woke him up.
The home received extensive damage. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, the ORFD said.
The Oak Ridge Fire Department said it would like to remind everyone of the importance of having a smoke alarm in their home. [Read more…]