Fire Strikes House In Portland 

According to a firefighter in Portland, smoke detectors helped a family of five escape a fire that damaged their home,On Bartley Avenue, all of the three children and two adults were able to escape safely after the alarms rang around 1:30a.m. this morning.Scott Thomas, Deputy Fire Chief, said that it took firefighters 20 minutes to smother the flames. Major damage occurred in some portions of the house and garage.A firefighter was slightly injured when he fell down a flight ofstairs. There’s no word yet on the cause of the fire.