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Smoke detectors save seven lives in Tuesday fire

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"The smoke alarm woke me up and when I opened my eyes I could see flames outside my bedroom window," Ford, of Athens, Texas, said. "I turned on the light and that's when I realized my room was full of smoke — it was just black with smoke."
Ford was one of seven young women, all students at Louisiana Tech University, who lived together in the large, two-story house located at 501 Mississippi Avenue.

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