- Associated Press - Monday, June 8, 2015

SOUTHEAST, N.Y. (AP) - A home owner who spotted a fire as she headed out the door alerted her sleeping family before it could spread.

Airmont Fire Inspector Kim Weppler told the Journal News (http://lohud.us/1QF15Vj ) it would have been a whole different story if it hadn’t been for her quick response.

He says the woman alerted her husband and their 1-, 3- and 6-year-old children. The children were sleeping in a bedroom above the garage.

Weppler says she was heading to the gym when she saw the fire in the garage around 4 a.m. Monday.

When firefighters arrived at the split-level home, Weppler says the fire was raging.

He says the house had a carbon monoxide detector but no smoke detectors.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

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Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com

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