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Smoke detectors save family, Phoenix fire Capt. says

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Smoke detectors are credited with saving a family of seven who live in this Phoenix home. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department) Smoke detectors are credited with saving a family of seven who live in this Phoenix home. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department)
Everyone was able to escape safely, although one child suffered a minor burn. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department) Everyone was able to escape safely, although one child suffered a minor burn. (Source: Phoenix Fire Department)
PHOENIX (CBS5) -

Smoke detectors are credited with saving a family from a house fire in Phoenix early Friday morning.

The detectors awoke the family of seven about 1:45 a.m., allowing all to escape, said Phoenix fire Capt. Tony Mure. One of the five children in the house suffered a minor burn, but no other injuries were reported, Mure said.

Mure said the occupants told firefighters the fire reportedly started in a wall outlet in a child's bedroom of the home near 12th Street and Southern Avenue.

Mure urged residents to check their smoke detectors monthly and to change the batteries annually.

"This simple device saved seven lives today," Mure said.

There was no damage estimate available and the investigation continued into the official cause of the fire.

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