Waterford Township firefighters responded to a house fire in the 6800 block of Fox Lane on Tuesday, June 14.
The 911 call came in around 11:20 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found fire and smoke billowing from the home’s second floor. Firefighters entered the smoke-filled home and quickly extinguished the blaze.
Working smoke detectors in the home alerted the occupant and she was able to escape unharmed; however, the family has been displaced due to extensive smoke and fire damage estimated at $30,000.
Thanks to the Waterford Township Firefighters Local No. 1335 Fire Relief Fund, the family was able to get help with accommodations at a local hotel and some money to restart their lives.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined and is still being investigated.
No citizens or firefighters were injured in the incident.
The Waterford Township Fire Department is reminding the public that smoke detectors save lives and that having just one working smoke alarm properly installed can cut in half the risk of dying in a house fire.
The department recommends that you install one on every level of your home and one inside every bedroom.