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“Close before you doze” helps people at home after Batesville firefighters respond to fire – KAIT

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Thursday Batesville House Fire

By Region 8 Newsdesk | February 28, 2020 at 7:07 PM CST – Updated February 28 at 7:07 PM

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KAIT) – A closed door may have saved the lives of people who were at home as Batesville firefighters responded to a house fire early Thursday.

According to a post on the Batesville Fire Department Facebook page, firefighters went to Case Street around 3:10 a.m. Feb. 27 about the fire.

At 3:10am while most were sound asleep, BFD responded to a structure fire on Case St. Ladder 1 and Engine 4 were on…

Posted by Batesville Fire Department on Thursday, February 27, 2020

“The living room was involved in heavy fire and extension into the attic, which brings up another point. The phrase ‘close before you doze’ was proven. A kids room next to the living room was almost untouched, but did have light smoke. It’s very possible that the closed door saved the lives of those inside,” Batesville firefighters said in the post.

The people who were at home had minor injuries and were treated by EMS at the scene.

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