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Woman escapes from kitchen fire thanks to smoke detector

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Change your smoke detector batteries this weekend. Change your smoke detector batteries this weekend.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Firefighters put out a fire in the kitchen of northeast Spokane home Friday night. Firefighters say the home's lone occupant escaped potential injury thanks to a working smoke detector.


The fire started around 7:30 p.m. Friday night when the homeowner left the kitchen to take a phone call and left food cooking unattended. It was extinguished 10 minutes after firefighters arrived. Smoke damaged additional rooms in the house in the 2500 block of N. Upriver Ct. The damage was estimated at $20,000


The Spokane Fire Department reminds people to change the batteries in their smoke detectors this weekend when they change their clocks.

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