In the early hours of last Thursday morning, Susan Hopkins heard what she thought was her alarm clock going off.
“I kept hearing a ‘beep, beep’ and I thought it was my alarm,” she said. “But when I reached over to hit snooze, I smelled smoke.”
Her husband, Buddy, jumped out of bed around 3 a.m. and went to open the bedroom door.
“So much smoke came in, and it was so hot,” Susan recalled. “We knew we had to get out.”