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.

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

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