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Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services officials say a smoke alarm helped warn a family in Chatham about a fire in their home on Saturday morning.

“‪Still need to be convinced working smoke alarms are important?” fire officials said on social media.

“‪At 5 a.m. (Saturday) morning SMOKE ALARMS awoke two adults and a child who were able to escape with some of their pets from this fire on Given Road with no injuries.” ‬

Fire officials say ‪Stations #2, #7, #6 & #12 attended with Chatham-Kent Police Service, Chatham-Kent EMS and hydro. ‬

“Check your alarms,” fire officials say.

“Test them, clean them, look for the date to make sure they are not expired (less than 10 years old) or contact us and we will do it for you. The CHiRP program is a free alarm program for everyone in CK.”

Call 519-360-1998 or email ckfire@chatham-kent.ca to book.

Details of the fire have yet to be released.