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Smoke detector credited with saving resident from Gaston Co. fire

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Courtesy: Crowder's Mountain Fire & Rescue Courtesy: Crowder's Mountain Fire & Rescue

Firefighters from Crowder's Mountain Fire & Rescue and Union Road Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire late Thursday evening in Gaston County.

At 11:26 p.m., both departments received a dispatch of a structure full of smoke located on the 2400 block of Sparrow Springs Road in Gastonia, according to the news release from Crowder's Mountain Fire & Rescue.

Upon arrival, crews found fire in one of the bedrooms of the home.

Firefighters entered the structure and extinguished the flames in 5 minutes.

A total of 15 personnel responded to the call, with no injuries reported.

The Gaston County Fire Investigations Task Force is investigating the cause of the fire.

A working smoke detector alerted the resident that smoke was present in the structure and they evacuated the home safely.

Officials want to remind the public that a working smoke detector is the first defense for occupants in case of house fires.

If property owners in the fire district of Crowder's Mountain Fire & Rescue cannot afford smoke detectors, they are asked to call Station 1 at (704) 867-4451.

Arrangements will be made for the department to come to the home and install a free smoke detector.

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