Smoke detectors save lives at early-morning Newark fire


NEWARK, Ohio (WCMH) — Smoke detectors saved the lives of people at a Newark home after a basement fire sent up billows of smoke on Wednesday morning.

According to Newark, Ohio Division of Fire, the basement fire at 237 Hudson Avenue was well-involved when they got there. “Smoke detectors alerted the occupants to safely escape,” said Assistant Chief Simmons.

No-one was injured in the fire, and the division is investigating its cause.

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