SOUTH GLENDALE — Two recent house fires have raised concerns among Glendale fire officials after they discovered both homes weren't equipped with smoke detectors.
Firefighters last week found that smoke detectors were not installed inside the homes on Salem and Everett streets that sustained extensive fire damage, Glendale Fire Capt. Stuart Stefani said.
The discovery has some fire officials concerned that Glendale residents aren't taking the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their homes.
"These two [fires] were a really good wake up call for us to evaluate some of the needs that our community may be facing," said Tanya Gregorian, the Fire Department's public education coordinator.
The two house fires may also be a greater indicator that more homes and small housing units in the community are not equipped with smoke detectors, she said.