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Smoke detectors from IFD detector blitz credited for saving family

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A mother and her three children are safe after a fire broke out in their home on the city’s north side.

Indianapolis Fire Department was called to the home around 8 a.m. in the 500 block of Eugene Street to heavy fire showing from a home.

The family inside the home was able to make it out safely, thanks to smoke detectors that were provided to the family during the IFD detector blitz, according to IFD.

The mother told IFD she had just moved to the home in October when firefighters knocked on her door and installed a detector on each floor of the home.

When she heard the smoke detectors going off on Thursday she evacuated the home with her children. She was not sure how the fire started.

IFD had the fire under control in about 15 minutes. Damage was estimated at $50,000.

The cause of the fire was under investigation as of Thursday morning.

A second unrelated fire was reported in the 1900 block of LaSalle Street around 8 a.m. IFD said smoke detectors were also responsible for warning the family to the fire.