NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) - Fire officials say a man's smoke detector saved his life in an early morning fire in Newport News Friday.
Battalion Chief Stephen Pincus with the Newport News Fire Department told WAVY.com crews were dispatched to Jonquil Lane in the Hiddenwood section of the city for a report of a house fire around 5:30 a.m.
When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke and fire coming from the garage area which spread to the home.
Pincus said the fire spread to the attic. At that time, conditions became too dangerous for firefighters, so they had to evacuate and battle the flames from the outside.
The single-story home suffered significant damage and there was a partial roof collapse. The occupant was already outside when crews arrived on scene thanks to his smoke detector.
The home will be condemned and suffered $100,000 in damage, Pincus said.
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