Arson victims saved by smoke detector

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.