FIREFIGHTERS rescued two men who had collapsed in a smoke-filled home.
Fire chiefs today revealed that a smoke detector may have saved their lives.
The men aged 39 and 19, had managed to dial 999 and told fire control staff the maisonette on Greenwood Street in Primrose Hill was on fire at 12.30am today.
They are then thought to have been overcome by the smoke. They collapsed in the living-room.
Police arrived just before firefighters, but the smoke was too dense for them to go in.
Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus rushed in and quickly found the men.
One was on the floor and the other on the settee.
The fire had started in the bedroom.
The cause is being investigated, but is not thought to be suspicious.
Watch manager Kaldip Sandhu, of Huddersfield fire station, said: "Both were given oxygen therapy as soon as we got them out and came round at the scene.
"They were then taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary suffering from the effects of breathing in smoke."
He added: "Once again this incident has shown the importance of having working fire detectors in the home.
"It may have saved their lives on this occasion."