It's that time of year again, it's getting cold and we have furnaces, heaters and fireplaces running. Please check your smoke alarms and make sure they are working. Earlier today, I was awaken by the sound of firetrucks and the sounds of kids screaming bloody murder. Turns out, a few houses down there was a house fire. Spread to the whole house within 2 minutes, flames shooting out of all windows. One teen had to throw her cat out of the second story window and jump onto the ground. A 13 year old boy had to do the same out of the front window. The 2 that got out were screaming that their mother and brother were still in the house, along with 2 cats. The flames and smoke were too much for firefighters to get in. Under a tarp in front of the house, as soon as the fire was under control were the bodies of the mother and son. Survivors said that they didn't hear a smoke alarm and did not even know if they worked. Please check them, it's quick and painless. ~Rob.