Smoke Detector

Smoke Detector (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Smoke Detector Alerts Nanny To Fire, Helps Save Child In Evanston

Officials say a smoke detector was key in alerting residents to a fire in a single-family home Monday in north suburban Evanston.


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Woman Dies In Fire, Smoke Detector Was In Drawer

A smoke detector that could have saved the life of a woman who died from smoke inhalation was sitting in a kitchen drawer without any batteries, according to fire officials.


Daniela Martinez (Waukegan News-Sun)

Girl, 5, Killed In Fire In Waukegan

While first responders were on-scene within three minutes, searching the smoke-filed labyrinth-like basement proved difficult, taking the fire fighters about 10 minutes to locate the child.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2012

Two occupants died in a fire at 1208 W. 52nd St. Monday afternoon. (CBS)

Deaths In Fire Blamed On Lack Of Smoke Detectors

Firefighters say two men who died in a fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood might have had a chance to get out, of the building had had smoke detectors.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

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Grandmother, 2 Grandkids Escape Fire

A grandmother and her two grandchildren escaped a fire in their Clearing neighborhood home Friday morning, when a smoke detector alerted them to the blaze.

CBS Chicago–04/22/2011

Smoke Detector (Credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Smoke Detector Knowledge That May Save Your Life

You think your smoke detector is going to protect your family, but that might depend on the type of fire that breaks out.

CBS 2–03/02/2011

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

97-Year-Old Woman Dies After House Fire

An elderly woman, one of two people injured in a fire at her South Shore home, has died.