Working smoke alarm credited with saving woman's life
CRAPAUD — A working smoke alarm helped ensure that the resident of an Inkerman Road home escaped a weekend fire with her life.
The fire occurred Sunday morning.
Crapaud fire department, with the assistance of Kinkora fire department, responded to the blaze at the mobile home at 5:15 a.m.
The female resident of the home was awoken by a ringing smoke alarm and escaped through a bedroom window.
The provincial fire marshal
Provincial fire marshal Dave Rossiter was called in to investigate the fire, which extensively damaged the home.
He has concluded the investigation and determined that the fire, accidental in nature, was caused by a malfunction in the furnace unit.
Rossiter is reminding Islanders that working smoke alarms save lives, and for all residents to ensure that smoke alarms are working at all times and to have a planned escape route.
He is also reminding Islanders o ensure that all oil-burning appliances are working properly and are serviced regularly.
LENNOX ISLAND FIRE
Rossiter said that the smoke alarm likely saved the woman’s life.
He was also called in to investigate a fire in a building at the Lennox Island ball diamond Saturday evening.
Lennox Island fire department responded with assistance from Tyne Valley fire department and East Prince RCMP.
Rossiter has since turned the file over to the RCMP for further investigation.