Ammunition Alerts Hibbing Residents of House Fire
Officials: Home Did Not Have Working Smoke Alarms
Two people have ammunition to thank for alerting them of a fire in their home.
The Hibbing Fire Department arrived at 3277 Swinnerton Road at 3:13 a.m. Monday to the house up in flames.
There were no working smoke alarms in the home, according to officials.
The residents were, instead, woken up by ammunition going off from the fire upstairs and evacuated safely.
No injuries were reported.
The home is a total loss and damage is estimated at $85,000.
The cause of the fire is under investigation, but does not appear suspicious, according to authorities.
Fire officials encourage people to install smoke alarms in bedrooms and immediately outside bedrooms, as the majority of fire fatalities in the U.S. occur inside your home and at night while you are asleep.