Alarms averted a tragedy

FIREFIGHTERS mop up after a garage fire at a house in Stanton (OCFA photo).

Working smoke alarms are credited with preventing a potential tragedy early Friday (today) morning in Stanton when a fire ignited in the garage of a home.

According to the Orange County Fire Authority, the blaze was reported at 1:22 a.m in the 7300 block of Cerritos Avenue (between Western and Knott avenues).

Residents of the home evacuated safely and firefighters quickly knocked down the garage fire that had already begun to move into the home through an open door.

The quick attack limited the spread of the blaze, according to the OCFA, and protected the adjacent homes.

Investigators were on the scene to determine the cause of the fire, and the OCFA encourages residents to close doors behind them when safe to do so when evacuating during a fire.

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