You would think the loud wailing sound of a smoke alarm would wake anyone up.
A cold night means another log on the fire in Tim Rutledge’s Forest Lane apartment. It would have been a risky decision just two months ago, when the building across from his burned and the smoke detectors were not even working.
If you have a smoke alarm in your home, you hope — and assume — it will go off in the case of a fire. But we’ve learned the most common detector out there — the one you likely have — might not warn you in time to save your family.
A working smoke detector could get you a free pizza this week in Wylie.
Two officers patrolling the 700 block of Redbird Lane in Oak Cliff noticed smoke pouring out of the chimney of a residence around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday and quickly responded, pulling a mother and her three daughters out safely.