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Officials credit smoke alarm for alerting resident of house fire


April 21, 2021

Fire Chief Dave Barringer, left, and EMT Doug Emmert work at the scene of a mobile home fi re early Wednesday morning, Arpril 14. The occupant was alerted by her smoke alarm and escaped, fi refi ghters said.

A Sweet Home woman escaped injury early Wednesday morning, April 14, when the porch at her mobile home caught fire, then spread to the residence, Sweet Home Fire and Ambulance District reported.

Linn County Dispatch received multiple 911 calls at 6:13 a.m. for a mobile home on fire at the Wagon Wheel Mobile Home Park in Sweet Home, 1283 44th Ave.

The 911 callers reported that the fire began on the front porch, but had spread to the home while they were making the call, Chief Dave Barringer said. The single occupant of the home, Lynette Peterson, was awakened by her smoke detectors, which...

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