Smoke detector saves man from fire in SW Houston

An early morning fire breaks out at a southwest Houston home and a man inside made it out thanks to his smoke detector.

February 9, 2012 3:30:48 AM PST
A smoke detector is being credited for saving a man's life in southwest Houston.

Firefighters arrived at the home on Triola and Baneway early this morning to find flames shooting out its windows.

A man who lived there had already escaped the house. He says a smoke detector alerted him to the fire and he ran outside. No one was hurt.

"This is one of those occasions where the smoke alarm has done its job and I believe has saved a life," said Chief Terry Stone with the Houston Fire Department.

The cause of the fire is unknown.