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House's smoke alarm 'saved our lives'

Original post made on May 5, 2011

Shortly after 4 a.m. on the morning of April 28, Tim Dobbins, along with his wife, daughter and the two family cats, were stirred by the shriek of their smoke alarm. Their house was on fire.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, May 5, 2011, 7:59 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by Duke, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 5, 2011 at 10:41 am

What % of homes in MV have smoke alarms?

Posted by MVPNS alum, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on May 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Yes, Teacher Tim is wonderful! Kids and parents alike love him. Please put fund info in the paper so we can contribute.

Posted by Margaret, a resident of Willowgate
on May 5, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Here is the donation/bank info for the Dobbins:

Please mail cash or check donations to:
P.O. Box 4174
Mountain View, CA 94040
ATTN: Fire Fund

Please make checks out to: "Tim and Margos Fire Fund"

If making a donation via Paypal, please send to the following Paypal account (not case sensitive):

Posted by Anon, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Don't they have insurance?

Posted by Janice, a resident of Cuesta Park
on May 5, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I'm sure they have insurance???

Posted by Anon 2, a resident of Willowgate
on May 5, 2011 at 6:21 pm

Sometimes insurance doesn't cover it.

Posted by Just sayin, a resident of Jackson Park
on May 6, 2011 at 11:04 am

Insurance won't cover a burning candle.

Posted by MVPNS Alum, a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 6, 2011 at 11:12 am

Teacher Tim and Family,
Sending good thoughts your way!

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