OLATHE, Kan. -- Firefighters say smoke alarms saved a Olathe family of three Thursday morning. The fire began in the basement of the home in the 26000 block of W. 103rd Street in the Cedar Creek development.
Homeowner Michelle Fisher said she was sound asleep when an extension cord caught fire and set off her smoke detectors.
"They make a horribly annoying noise and that's good, woke us all up because it was about 4:30 this morning," she said.
The home suffered extensive soot and smoke damage but Fisher said she, her boyfriend and her mother all escaped unharmed because of the early warning from smoke detectors.
"Get your fire alarms, get your smoke detectors checked. I just had mine replaced this summer and I'm so glad I did," Fisher said.