She said with fire prevention week just around the corner, it's important that people are informed in case a fire strikes.
"Smoke alarms have been shown to save lives, if they're properly installed and properly maintained," said Steputat.
Fire officials encourage everyone to do three things in preparation for a fire.
One: Test your smoke alarms; make sure there's one alarm in each sleeping room and outside all sleeping rooms in the hallway. There should also be an alarm on each floor.
Two: know two ways out of your home.
And Three: Practice getting out of your home using all the different ways previously identified.
The Lewiston Fire Department invites you to contact them with any questions regarding fire safety at 743-3554.