New smoke alarms credited for saving lives in Colerain fire

Published: Jan. 15, 2016 at 6:48 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2016 at 8:49 PM EST
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COLERAIN TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Colerain Township fire officials are crediting newly installed smoke alarms in alerting the occupants and saving their lives.

According to reports, crews were dispatched to a residence in the 8400 block of Sunlight Drive near Bluelark Drive just after 9 a.m. Friday.

Responding units said they could see a column of smoke in the distance coming from a single family dwelling.

Heavy fire from the rear of the structure was found by the interior crew on the first fire attack hose line and three additional hose lines were deployed to contain and estinguish the fire, stated officials.

At the time of the fire, two adult occupants and a dog were asleep when awakened by two smoke alarms that had been installed just last November by a neighborhood smoke alarm canvas sponsored by the Colerain Township Fire - EMS in conjunction with the Cincinnati Chapter, American Red Cross, showed reports.

Colerain fire officials credit the recently installed smoke alarms for saving the lives of the occupants that lived in the house. Fire crews said the dog was found as they conducted a primary search of the residence and it had not suffered any ill effects.

The blaze reportedly originated in the rear of the house where both the kitchen and a bedroom were located.

Investigators stated the preliminary damage is estimated at $80,000.

Three adults and a child are being assisted with temporary relocation by the Red Cross.

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