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Our Opinion: Tuffy’s tip: Get a smoke detector

Take it from Tuffy the Yorkie: Smoke detectors are essential in every home.

Tuffy, a 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier, resides with Tucsonans Brad and Frances Bishop. And when a kitchen vent fan burst into flames about 2 a.m. Thursday, Tuffy knew just what to do.

His furious barking awoke the Bishops and they escaped the fire.

Tuffy was pressed into action because the Bishops had old smoke detectors that they had removed during painting and never replaced. When the fire damage is repaired, two new smoke detectors will be installed.

Smoke detectors save lives – even for families equipped with canine warning systems.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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