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Smoke Detectors Alert Binghamton Family to Fire

Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

City of Binghamton fire officials say working smoke detectors may have adverted disaster in a fire shortly before 7:30 p.m.February 15 at a Frederick Street apartment. 

The blaze broke out in a second floor apartment and smoke detectors alerted the family. 

The damage was confined to a bedroom and there were no injuries reported.

Assistant Fire Chief Steve Faughnan told reporters the incident is a reminder to everyone to make sure they check their smoke detectors and replace the batteries.

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