Smoke alarm saves lives: Cigarette tossed in garbage ignites

Published Friday, November 15, 2019 7:38PM EST

Last Updated Friday, November 15, 2019 7:39PM EST

Wasaga Beach Fire says two seniors can credit a working smoke alarm with saving their lives on Friday evening.

“Both were sleeping when the alarm activated due to a garbage can fire in the kitchen,” the fire department stated in a tweet.

The pair escaped with minor smoke inhalation.

Fire officials say an improperly disposed of cigarette caused the fire.

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