Residents Escape Chimney Fire

Port Penn, DE, October 31, 2001-One of two smoke detectors given to them by firefighters just a day before saved four adults and one child when a chimney fire spread throughout the single-family dwelling on October 29.

Residents awakened to find smoke emanating from a wall near a wood-burning stove. . The fire extended from the chimney into the walls of the dwelling and made its way to the attic before being extinguished.

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