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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

VIDEO: Smoke alarms alert sleeping resident to house fire

Posted: May 4, 2013 - 4:35am
Updated: May 4, 2013 - 5:17am

Overland Park firefighters say smoke alarms alerted a sleeping resident to a fire this morning.

Firefighters were called to 11428 W. 106th Street just after 2:50, Tuesday morning on reports of a house fire.

Video courtesy: Overland Park Fire Department

Crews arrived to find smoke visible from the soffits of the two story home. Police officers also reported a small fire on the back porch. Firefighters went to work fighting an attic fire.

The resident of the home was outside when firefighters arrived. "I woke up to the sound of my smoke alarms going off" the woman told Overland Park Fire Department's Media Manager Jason Rhodes. The woman says the house was filled with smoke and she saw fire near the back of the house, got out and called 9-1-1.

Firefighters from the Lenexa Fire Department assisted the Overland Park Fire Department and brought the fire under control in just about 30 minutes.

The home has fire damage to the attic and significant smoke damage throughout. Investigators are looking at an exterior light fixture as a possible cause, the exact cause remains under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

Overland Park Fire says this event is again proof that working smoke alarms save lives.

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