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Thursday March 8th, 2018

Posted at 5:44pm

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A working smoke alarm is getting credit for helping residents escape their burning house Thursday morning.

The fire broke out in the 700 block of Rankin around 9:30am.

Investigators say it started in an enclosed rear porch in the area of a garbage pail.

The fire caused damage to the exterior of the home and the kitchen.

The cause has been listed as undetermined, with damage set at  $80,000.

Six people have been displaced.

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