HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Ten people are dead, nine of them children, after three separate house fires across southeast Texas. Their deaths could have been prevented by one thing—smoke detectors.
Back in May, three children died after their home caught fire in stamina in unincorporated Montgomery County. Then last month, a two-year-old little girl died after the southwest Houston apartment she was living in with her family caught fire. Now the community of Silsbee in southeast Texas is mourning after a mother and her five children perished when their garage apartment caught fire. All of these tragic stories have one thing in common. None of their homes had smoke detectors.
There shouldn't be a problem with getting your hands on smoke detectors, they're normally free. But even if you have them in your homes, you should still have an escape plan ready in case a fire breaks out. Marty Lancton with the Houston Professional Firefighters Association is on the Factor with some important information that could save your life.