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Fire happens at house participating in free smoke alarm program

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Posted at 6:22 AM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 07:22:40-04

ROSEBUD, TX — As part of the “Sound the Alarm, Save a Life Campaign,” the American Red Cross and the Rosebud Volunteer Fire Department recently installed smoke detectors in 173 homes across the city.

Gary Pervis had a smoke detector installed at his house during the event. Last Saturday, a fire in his kitchen started while he was out at the store.

Firefighters noticed the smoke while across the street. They were able to contain the fire to just the kitchen, but the rest of the house sustained some smoke damage.

"The fact that one of them was actually installed on a residence that we had just a couple weeks after the installation program shows the need for them,” said Jeremiah Schultz, the training chief for the Rosebud Volunteer Fire Department.

Schultz adds that smoke alarms are important for early detection when there is a fire in your home.

If you are a resident in the City of Rosebud and are interested in having a free smoke alarm installed, the Rosebud Volunteer Fire Department has more for available.