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A Fire Call in La Crosse Saves Lives


La Crosse, WI (WXOW) – A fire call, may have saved the lives of two people in a La Crosse apartment building.

The La Crosse Fire department said they were dispatched to an apartment at 717, Jackson Street, for a report a smoke detector that was sounding in the basement, Friday.

Officials said there was no fire, and instructed the landlord to change the battery in the smoke detector since the landlord told fire fighters he could not remember when the battery had been changed last.

Firefighters also noted that there was no carbon monoxide detector in the complex. The landlord was informed that he had to have a CO detector installed because it is Wisconsin State Code. The landlord told firefighters he had a detector in his truck and would install it immediately.

About 30-minutes later, Firefighters were called to the same apartment for a Carbon Monoxide detector going off. Officials say the CO levels in the building were high and where coming from a faulty water heater.

The La Crosse Fire Department said the CO detector potentially save the lives of two people in the building.


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