Wednesday, July 5, 2006
Hudson Fire Chief John Blood is urging everyone to check their smoke detectors, saying detectors that are more than 10 years old should be replaced.
Blood's comments come after the death of Fredrick E. Compton. Compton, 72, died last week in a fire that started in the rear bedroom of his Lincoln Street residence. Compton did not have a working smoke detector.
The state fire marshal's office says today that the cause of the fire is undetermined, but the fire is not believed to be suspicious.