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Monroe EMS stresses importance of working smoke alarms after woman escapes house fire

A Facebook post says the woman was sleeping with her door closed, which gave her "needed seconds to escape."
Credit: Monroe County Emergency Services
Monroe County Emergency Services

MONROE COUNTY, Ga. — Monroe County Emergency Services responded to a house fire Sunday morning on Zellner Road. 

According to a Facebook post, the woman inside escaped out a window. She was sleeping with her door closed, which gave her "needed seconds to escape."

The post says the woman couldn't see or breathe, and that she didn't have working smoke alarms.

Crews from Stations 1, 2 and 12 responded along with Pumper One, which aids in areas with few or no hydrants.

Monroe County Emergency Services says you should often check to make sure you have working smoke alarms in all sleeping and living areas. 

If you need assistance in installing or obtaining smoke alarms, please visit www.MCESsafe.com.

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