Smoke detectors not working in third Oconee Co. fire in a week

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Fire crews found non-working smoke detectors after they put out a Seneca house fire Saturday morning, the third such occurrence in a week.

Corinth-Shiloh, Seneca and Friendship Fire Departments responded to Forest Drive in Seneca for a fire around 3am.

Oconee County Emergency Services say 30 firefighters were able to put the fire out quickly.

American Red Cross were called to assist the family.

Oconee County Emergency Services Deputy Chief Adam Williams says this was the third house fire in the last week that had no working smoke detectors.

Any Oconee County resident can call Oconee County Emergency Services at 864-638-4200 to receive free smoke detectors and installation.

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