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Doorbell alerts sleeping family to fire

An overnight house fire in Eagan shorted out the home’s doorbell which alerted the sleeping family to the blaze. Smoke alarms were not working, but the doorbell managed to wake up the mother and two children in the house and they were able to make it to safety.
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An overnight house fire in Eagan shorted out the home’s doorbell which alerted the sleeping family to the blaze. Smoke alarms were not working, but the doorbell managed to wake up the mother and two children in the house and they were able to make it to safety.

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