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New Smoke Detectors Installed by Fire Department Likely Saves Ashland City Woman's Life

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. -- New smoke detectors likely saved a woman's life overnight.

Ashland City Fire Department Chief Chuck Walker says he just installed new smoke detectors a month ago at a mobile home at 3115 Caldwell Road that burned to the ground Tuesday morning at around 1:45 a.m. Before that the home did not have working smoke detectors.

Chief Walker says the detectors went off and the woman and her pet made it out without injury. The fire is under investigation, but the cause could be heating-related.

The woman's Christmas gifts were also destroyed, Chief Walker says.

The Ashland City Fire Department has installed working smoke detectors in 30-40 homes in the last three months. If you are interested in being added to the list to receive a free smoke detector, call 615-792-4531. A grant by the Tennessee State Fire Marshal's Office to the Ashland City Fire Department makes this service possible.

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