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Firefighters say smoke detectors may have saved mobile home

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KENNEWICK, Wash.- Investigators are working to find the cause of a fire that badly damaged a mobile home in Kennewick Monday morning.

The flames started in the back of the home on the 22 hundred block of Utah Street, two adults and three children made it out safely.

Firefighters say smoke detectors might have alerted the people living there before the blaze grew out of control.

"One of the programs we've really been pushing throughout the fire service nationwide is we need everyone to have smoke detectors. Because that early response and warning is what makes the difference and saves lives," says Deputy Chief Marvin Leonard of the Kennewick Fire Department

Leonard says most new mobile homes have smoke detectors, but if you live in an older model install one immediately.

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