OKLAHOMA CITY - Fire officials credit a smoke alarm for saving the life of a man whose house caught on fire early Monday. 

Firefighters responded to reports of a house fire near SE 44th St. and S. Bryant Ave. around 1 a.m. 

One person was inside of the home at the time of the fire, and was able to exit the residence safely when the smoke alarms went off, according to OKC Fire Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson.  

Investigators determined that the fire began in the attic near the furnace.

Crews worked quickly to extinguish the fire.

Officials say the fire caused nearly $20,000 in damages. 

No injuries were reported. 

OKC Fire wants you to know the importance of having a working smoke alarm. In a note to the public firefighters list two resources where smoke alarms are available for free. 

PUBLIC EDUCATION NOTE:

Smoke alarms save lives! This is yet another example. When the smoke alarm sounds, stay low and get out quickly. Go to the designated meeting place outside and call 911 from outside of the burning home. Once out, stay out; do not go back inside for any reason.

Reminder:

For free smoke alarms in OKC, visit….

     www.SmokeAlarmsOKC.com or www.GratisAlarmasOKC.com OR call 405-316-BEEP (2337)