Family Escapes Early Morning House Fire
A family of 4 escaped their burning home Saturday morning and firefighters say it was the home's working smoke detectors that saved their lives.
Ignatius Wong told firefighters that his family was asleep when the smoke detectors went off shortly after 4 am, alerting them to the fire at the home in the 5800 block of Timber Lake Blvd.
Mr. wong told investigators the fire appeared to have started in the area of an outside light fixture. That flames quickly extended into the walls and quickly travelled into the attic. Crews had the fire under control in about 20 minutes, but the entire house was gutted. Damage is estimated at 130-thousand dollars.