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Illinois Firefighters Rescue Woman Three Hours After Installing Smoke Detectors

Newly installed smoke detector helps save Belleville resident

(Belleville Fire Department, Facebook)

FirefighterNation Staff

BELLEVILLE, Illinois – KMOV4 and the Belleville Fire Department report that a newly installed smoke detector helped save the life of a resident Wednesday evening.

The fire department said that earlier a suspicious fire was found smoldering on a rug draped over an exterior door. Firefighters discovered the house had no working smoke detectors, and they installed one before leaving.

Approximately three hours later, a second fire occurred at the home.

Belleville Firefighters rescued a woman from a second story window as her exit was blocked by heavy fire on the first…

Posted by Belleville Fire Department on Thursday, June 11, 2020

When firefighters arrived, the first floor was blocked by heavy fire and they rescued a woman out of a second-floor window.