Most of the damage is from smoke, but their whole living room wall was torn out by the firefolk.
Here's the point: Their smoke detectors did not go off...this despite having just replaced the batteries and tested the beeper. The fire responders said that older fire detectors have a life of only about 6 years, and that has nothing to do with the batteries or the beeper. Newer ones, they say, last about 8-10 years. So, obviously, it's a good idea to review the status of your fire detectors...beyond the beeper.
And…apparently CO detectors have an even shorter service life.
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