A smoke detector likely saved the life of a Clifton man this morning after a fire started on his back porch.
Clifton Fire officials say the man was the only person home at the time and credit the working smoke detector with saving his life.
The fire started just before 4 a.m. on the back porch of the house located at 3205 Nolene Drive. Fire investigators say a cigarette that was not put out likely caused the fire.
The fire completly destroyed the back side of the house and caused $150,000 in damage. The homeowner was able to escape with his dog but his two cats died in the fire.