09:09AM, Monday 23 June 2014
A smoke alarm saved a family in Wood Close, Windsor early this morning when a curtain caught fire in their house.
The fire is believed to have been caused by a light fitting and started at about 3am, setting off the alarm which alerted the residents and enabled them to douse the flames.
Firefighters from Windsor and Slough spent an hour at the house. The corner of the room and a ceiling suffered fire and smoke damage.
Fire crew manager Martin Sadler said: "Ths indicates the importance of having a smoke alarm, as the consequences could have been serious if the family had not been alerted."
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