A smoke alarm is credited with saving the lives of two people late Tuesday night when a fire ripped through a Doerun duplex.
It happened around 11 o'clock at the Doerun Housing Authority of East Project Street where firefighters found heavy flames shooting from the duplex.
Fire officials tell us a blaze broke out in one unit and quickly spread to the next. A man asleep in the unit where the fire started awoke to the sound of a smoke detector and escaped as well as his next door neighbor.
Both units were destroyed and the Red Cross is assisting,
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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