The San Jose MercuryNews reported a fire in a home in central San Jose. Its horrible the old home was destroyed but the residents survived. Thanks to a smoke alarm. I don’t know how many times I’ve shown homes and the smoke detector is chirping which means the battery is low. I wonder how many of these owners just remove the batteries to stop the chirping or let the batteries totally run down. I hope this serves as a wake-up call for some of these people. In this situation lives were saved.