Binghamton house fire serves as reminder

By WBNG News

February 16, 2014 Updated Feb 16, 2014 at 12:51 AM EDT

Binghamton (WBNG Binghamton) A local fire chief reminds people to check their smoke detectors after they prove helpful during a house fire.

At 7:25 p.m. Saturday, the Binghamton Fire Department was called to 40 Frederick Street in Binghamton.

The Fire Department said a fire broke out in a bedroom of the upstairs apartment.

The fire was contained to the bedroom, and did not cause damage to any other part of the home.

Firefighters said smoke detectors alerted the family to the fire just as it started.

"The smoke detectors in the house were working, they were all going off and that's what alerted the occupants to the fire," said Assistant Fire Chief Steve Faughnan.

Faughnan said this fire serves as another reminder for residents to make sure they have working smoke detectors.

"Check the batteries in your smoke detector," Faughnan added.

Five people were home when the fire started, and although one person was treated for smoke inhalation, no one was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.