A working smoke detector — plus the quick actions of a homeowner — likely helped to avert a worse outcome in an attic fire that broke out at a home on Hult Road in Beavercreek early Wednesday morning.
Clackamas Fire said crews were deployed to the 28000 block of Hult Road just before 3 a.m. on reports of a house with the roof on fire.
The first firefighters on the scene found smoke coming from the roof and an active fire in the attic.
Firefighters deployed hose lines and were able to quickly bring the fire under control within minutes of arrival, officials later reported.
The homeowner had called in the fire after being awakened by the smoke alarm going off. He saw the smoke was coming from the attic and had attempted to use a fire extinguisher to put it out himself.
Thankfully, no injuries were reported, and the residents were not displaced. Fire investigators said they would be on the scene Wednesday to determine what caused the fire and the extent of the damage.
“Working smoke alarms do save lives,” Clack Fire officials said. “Please install a working smoke alarm on every floor of your home and in each sleeping area.”