INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An extension cord used to power a space heater overheated and sparked a house fire on the west side of Indianapolis.
The Wayne Township Fire Department says it happened in the 6300 block of Rockville Rd. Saturday morning.
According to firefighters, five children and four adults escaped the home after the fire broke out.
Officials say the home had a smoking alarm, but it wasn’t functioning.
“We are thankful the family escaped without injury,” wrote the fire department in a tweet. “🚫 extension cords. ✔️Smoke alarms.”
4 adults & 5 children escaped a residence fire this morning when an extension cord used to power a space heater overheated and caught fire. The did have a smoke alarm but it was not functioning. We are thankful the family escaped without injury. 🚫 extension cords. ✔️Smoke alarms pic.twitter.com/irSa6xMqd3
— Wayne Twp Fire Dept (@Waynetwpfire) February 9, 2019