Smoke detector warns residents of fire in Fargo

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Published: Dec. 15, 2018 at 12:06 PM CST
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UPDATE:

All of the residents have been displaced and are working with the Red Cross for temporary housing. The cause of the fire appears to be accidental and the kitchen will need extensive repair.

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Fire officials credit a smoke detector for possibly saving the life of residents after flames broke out in their kitchen, Saturday morning.

Authorities say the fire broke out at around 10 a.m. on 2001 28th Ave S. Fargo. They say the smoke detectors alerted the resident, and everyone was able to leave the house safely. One adult and one juvenile were home at the time of the fire.

Officials say the damage was most heavily concentrated in the kitchen, which is severely damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fargo Fire Department is taking this moment to urge you to be sure that your smoke alarms are equipped to help protect your family from fire.

To test your smoke alarm, press the test button right on the front of your detector and when it's time to replace it, follow your manual that comes with your alarm to properly install it.

Also, authorities remind you to Install detectors inside each bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement, on the ceiling or a wall near the ceiling.

If your home needs smoke alarms, you can contact the American Red Cross at www.getasmokealarm.org