Cocoa Fire Rescue, Working Smoke Alarm Save 6 People From House Fire
By Yvonne Martinez, Cocoa Fire Public Information Officer // November 24, 2015
fire in 1500 block of Cambridge Drive
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – Cocoa firefighters and a working smoke alarm saved six people from an early morning house fire Tuesday.
At approximately 6 a.m., Cocoa Fire Rescue responded to the 1500 block of Cambridge Drive for a reported house fire.
When firefighters arrived within four minutes they reported smoke coming from the windows and front door of the single family home.
Six adults were awakened by the smoke alarm and had safely evacuated the house. In less than 10 minutes, firefighters stopped the fire from spreading.
It was contained to the kitchen area over the stove which is believed to be the point of origin. The damage is estimated at approximately $15,000.
ABOVE MAP: Cocoa Fire Rescue responded to the 1500 block of Cambridge Drive for a reported house fire.
The Space Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross is assisting the family which is temporarily displaced as a result of the fire.
“The family is fortunate there were working smoke alarms in the home,” said Fire Chief Gene Prince. “This is another example of how working smoke alarms save lives.”
According to the National Fire Protection Association three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Working smoke alarms provide a critical early warning of fire, allowing additional time to escape.
“We want to encourage our residents to check the batteries in their smoke alarms and make sure they are working,” Chief Prince added. “If they need assistance they can always contact us.”
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