Neighbors, Smoke Detectors Save Frankfort Family in Early Morning Blaze


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FRANKFORT, Ill – A family can breathe a sigh of relief today, thanks to the quick response of their alert neighbors and the functionality of their smoke detectors. 

According to Frankfort Firefighters, it began at 4:47 am this morning when a distress call reported a house ablaze in the 20500 block of Graceland Lane.

As flames engulfed the house on Driftwood Drive, the occupants were roused from sleep by the piercing sound of their smoke detectors. Meanwhile, their vigilant neighbors swiftly rushed to warn them of the imminent danger. Together, they managed to evacuate the residence unharmed.

By the time the first fire company arrived, the fire had already devoured an exterior wall and spread to the attic. However, firefighters acted promptly and extinguished the flames within 15 minutes, averting further destruction.

Initial estimates place the damage between $40,000 and $50,000. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Firefighters from the Manhattan, Mokena, and New Lenox Fire Districts, as well as the Tinley Park Fire Department aided in the call.


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