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Smoke Detector Saves Homeowners Life

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Credit: Henrico Fire Department Credit: Henrico Fire Department
Credit: Henrico Fire Department Credit: Henrico Fire Department
HENRICO (WRIC) - Henrico County Division of Fire units responded to the 7600 block of Sunnybrook Rd in Henrico County's West End Sunday morning for the report of a house fire.  Units received the call at 2:54 AM.  First arriving units made it on scene and reported smoke from the rear of a single story residence. 

Initial fire attack crews found fire at the rear of the structure.  The fire was contained to the original area of origin due to quick extinguish.  The fire was marked under control at 3:18 PM.  One adult female was home at the time of the fire.  She was alerted to the fire by smoke detectors in the home and was able to make it out uninjured.  Four engine companies, two specialty service units, one fire medic units, and two battalion chiefs were assigned to the call for service. 

The fire originated in the basement of the home.  The exact cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.  There was minor fire and smoke damage done to the residence.  No injuries were reported from the fire.  It appears at this point one adult female will be displaced for a short period of time due to the fire.

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