Smoke Detector Saves Lives Again 

For the third time in just five days, smoke alarms have saved the lives of Mainers whose homes caught fire.A father and his four year old son escaped their burning home in Lincoln early this morning.Authorities say the owner of the Millett-Mallett Road residence was sleeping when the smoke detector went off.Fire fighters from Lincoln as well as Howland and Lee arrived around 1:30 AM.They had the flames knocked down in about 15 minutes.We’re told the mobile home was extensively damaged.No word yet on a cause.The Fire Marshal’s Office will be on scene today, investigating a cause.On Sunday morning, smoke alarms woke up a homeowner in Carmel.That house was only slightly damaged from flames.And last Thursday morning, a Hermon mother and her toddler escaped their burning home, again thanks to working smoking detectors.