My daughter woke up last night to a burning smell and woke everyone up. I ensured everyone got out of the house and started to investigate the source. The smoke alarms didn't go off and there was no smoke, only a burning smell. I thought the smell was coming from the attic which the ladder/door is above her doorway. I looked in the attic and because I didn't have my glasses on I thought it looked like the heater exhaust pipe had come undone from the heater box. I went back outside to check on everyone and got my glasses. I went back up the ladder and saw that what I thought was the open heater exhaust pipe was actually a black motor next to the heater pipe which was secured. At this point I saw smoke coming in the attic from my daughter's room doorway and the smoke detector went off. When I got down I looked in her room and found her desk lamp shade burning but no visible flames at that point. I unplugged the lamp and pulled it from the desk (not smart) and it landed on the carpet and burned a hole in it but the fire appeared to be out. I called 911 (should have done that first) and noticed the small basket on her desk was on fire with 1/4 inch flames. The outside of the basket wasn't hot yet so I carried it outside and placed it on the ground of our patio and stayed outside. The fire department arrived and sprayed some water on the carpet area and basket to make sure the embers were completely out. The fire department inspected the lamp and bulb and showed me where the electronics for the CFL appeared to have caused the fire. We were very very fortunate. And Congress is making the entire country buy these things by 2014.