Bakersfield couple wakes, escapes fire thanks to working smoke detector

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - An east Bakersfield couple was able to get to safety thanks to a smoke detector in their home.

Bakersfield Fire officials said the couple living in in a home on Reese Avenue were woken up by their smoke detector around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday.

When firefighters responded, they found heavy smoke coming from the back of the home.

Their working smoke detector allowed the couple to wake up and get out in time safely.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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