04-05-2004, 02:26 PM #1
Utah-Fatal Salt lake County House Fire
Fatal Fire Serves as a Harsh Reminder for Smoke Alarms
Apr. 4, 2004
And the news Video:
An early morning house fire killed an elderly Salt Lake County resident.
The fire broke out at this home around three this morning.
When crews arrived, they found the kitchen fully engulfed in flames and the rest of the house filled with smoke.
The found the victim, 80 year old David Woolsten, in a back bedroom.
His wife, 79 year old Roseanne Woolsten, is hospitalized in critical condition.
Investigators say the house had no smoke detectors.
Capt. Steve Prokopis Salt Lake County Fire Dept: "THIS ACTS AS A REMINDER TO ALL THOSE AT HOME WHO HAVE SMOKE DETECTORS IN PLACE TO CHECK THOSE BATTERIES AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE OPERATIONAL.. 10:36:11 IF YOU'RE A TENANT OR A LANDLORD TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY AND GET THEM UP THERE ON THE CEILING. THEY DO SAVE LIVES."
Fire crews say it's always a good idea to change your smoke detector battery each spring and fall when you change your clocks.
They're still investigating the cause.
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