Arson victims saved by smoke detector

PUBLISHED: 11:28 13 May 2010 | UPDATED: 01:14 16 June 2010

A FAMILY whose Honiton home was targeted by an arsonist was alerted thanks to a smoke detector, town councillors have heard.

A FAMILY whose Honiton home was targeted by an arsonist was alerted thanks to a smoke detector, town councillors have heard.

Pc Ian Atyeo said the fire, started in a porch, was discovered early thanks to the detector.

He urged houseolders to install the alarms and to test them on a weekly basis.

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