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Couple Escapes fire: Smoke alarms save Del Rio residents

Chad Webb, at far right, had an early surprise birthday party at Wood Acres thanks to his
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Published: 6:19 AM, 12/03/2013 Last updated: 6:20 AM, 12/03/2013

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

DEL RIO-Smoke alarms saved the lives of an Alabama couple staying on the third floor of their new residence on a mountain near Round Mountain in Del Rio, on Saturday, Nov. 30, the Cocke County Fire Department reported.The nearly completed residence was completely destroyed in a blaze that may have started in a chimney or fireplace just outside the home.The couple, Jon and Jan Fuqua, were asleep on the third floor of the residence at 395 Kelley Road, in Del Rio, when smoke alarms in their residence went off around 1:30 a.m.The couple said they barely escaped the blaze and suffocating smoke.For more details, please see the Tuesday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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