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As expected fewer storms today as High Pressure aloft is building into the area from the east along with drier air. Rain coverages slim to none thru the weekend with the high in place. The Anticyclone will move northeast of the area next week allowing for upper level disturbances to move in from Louisiana beginning late Monday into Tuesday ...
Smoke detector alerts family to fire
BEAUMONT - Beaumont firefighters are crediting a smoke detector with alerting a family to a fire that heavily damaged a home.
Watch KFDM News at 6 for more on the story.
The fire was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Thursday at 862 Porter Street. When firefighters arrived they saw flames covering much of the home.
A smoke detector awakened the homeowner and she was able to escape without injury before firefighters arrived.
The fire caused extensive damage to the home. The fire originated in a bedroom and appears to be accidental. The Red Cross was called to assist the homeowner.