PORTLAND, Maine — A firefighter in Portland, Maine, says smoke detectors helped a family of five escape a fire that damaged their home.
Two adults and three children in the Bartley Avenue home were able to escape safely after the alarms sounded about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Deputy Fire Chief Scott Thomes told WMTW-TV it took firefighters 20 minutes to extinguish the flames, which seriously damaged the garage and a portion of the house.
A firefighter was slightly injured when he fell down a flight of stairs.
There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.