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'Smoke alarms save lives', says fire service after cupboard fire

The owner of the property found a smoke filled living room when alarm went off

Smoke alarms save lives.

That's the message from Isle of Man Fire and Rescue after a house fire at Victoria Crescent in Douglas yesterday afternoon.

The owner of the property found a smoke filled living room after being alerted by a sounding smoke alarm.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus extinguished a small fire that was contained within a storage cupboard. 

Investigations are continuing to determine the cause of the fire.

But the service say "smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries, giving you time to get out".

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