A Lakewood family is fortunate that a fire in their kitchen didn’t spread to the rest of the home, and they are using the opportunity to impress the importance of working smoke detectors as well as having renters insurance.
An oven mit near the oven caught fire. The home has fire alarms and the alarms rang off properly, but no one was home. The next door neighbor heard the fire alarm and, upon ascertaining that no one was home, called the fire department. The fire department arrived and extinguished the flames.
The entire house sustained a considerable amount of smoke damage and will be fully covered by renters insurance.
The family is very fortunate that, not only do they have working smoke detectors, but, that as tenants, they also have renter’s insurance.
Askanim expressed the importance of purchasing renter’s insurance, especially as the cost is relatively very low. Renter’s insurance is typically $100-150 a year for an apartment and you can often get a combo deal together with auto insurance.