Smoke alarms alert family; house received extensive damage

Eureka Herald – April 22, 2015
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Smoke alarms alerted a Eureka resident last Friday morning, April 17, at approximately 3:30 a.m., allowing her and her two young granddaughters to escape the home without injury.

Tami Jackson was staying at her son’s home with her two minor granddaughters.

The fire started in the carport, at 809 E. 1st Street in Eureka, but quickly spread to the girls’ bedrooms on the southwest side of the home. Luckily, Jackson had allowed the girls to sleep with her that night. When the smoke alarms alerted her, the girls’ rooms were fully engulfed.

Neighbors also responded quickly to the home, trying to help get the family.

The Eureka City Fire Department was able to knock down the blaze quickly, however the home received extensive damage, including smoke damage throughout the home.

Everything was destroyed in the girls’ rooms, including clothes, toys and furniture.

The Kansas State Fire Marshal investigator arrived Friday morning; however, the cause was undetermined at the time of publication.

The home owners, Tina Roberts and Trent Crisswell were not at home at the time of the fire.

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