Woman, Dog Escape Petaluma House Fire Thanks To Smoke Alarm

Woman, Dog Escape Petaluma House Fire Thanks To Smoke Alarm

PETALUMA (CBS SF) — A smoke detector woke up a woman sleeping in her burning Petaluma home early Thursday morning, a Petaluma fire captain said.

The woman was in the driveway of her home at 2025 Caulfield Lane when firefighters arrived at 1 a.m., Capt. Jim Gloeckner said.

The woman said when she was awakened by the smoke detector, she closed the door of another room where the fire was burning and left the house with her dog, Gloeckner said.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the small fire in a back bedroom and cleared smoke from the home, according to Gloeckner.

The functioning smoke detector and the quick response by firefighters prevented significant damage to the home and injury to the woman and her dog, Gloeckner said.

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