Newspaper deliverer alerts homeowners to fire

A newspaper delivery worker is being lauded as a hero for spotting a house fire and alerting the homeowners early Tuesday morning. Crews responded to the fire around 5:15 a.m. and found that flames had spread across the front of the resident according to officials with the West Valley Fire Department. The call was made reporting the fire after a newspaper delivery person noticed smoke at the home and alerted the homeowner. A woman who had been sleeping inside managed to exit the home safely and was uninjured from the fire.

Investigators believe the fire likely originated from the garage area, but have yet to determine a cause. There was nobody else at home at the time of the fire. It is estimated that the damage will be at least $150,000.

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