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Couple escapes mobile home fire two days after replacing smoke alarms

This fire broke out in the same mobile home park where a 73-year-old man recently died.

Posted: Jan 9, 2019 7:29 AM
Updated: Jan 9, 2019 10:28 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- A couple who escaped a mobile home fire Tuesday morning had just replaced their smoke alarms two days earlier, Eugene Springfield Fire officials said.

Crews responded to a mobile home fire at Daneland Mobile Home Park on North Terry Street at about 6 a.m., the same mobile home park where 73-year-old Frederick Hayes, an Air Force veteran, died in a fire Dec. 29.

RELATED: Misused electronics to blame in Eugene deadly home fire

On Jan. 4 fire officials confirmed that the misuse of electronics caused the fire.

After the fire deadly fire, the fire marshal's office hosted a fire safety meeting to educate residents.

MORE: One person killed in mobile home fire in Eugene

The couple who survived Tuesday morning's fire said when they checked their smoke alarms, they realized they were 19 years old and replaced them.

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