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By Andi Bourne

Prepared to Survive a House Fire?

National Fire Prevention Week


This is National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15. While this year's theme emphasizes replacing smoke alarms that are more than 10 years old, Seeley Lake Fire Chief Bob Vanden Heuvel said it's also a good time to stop for an hour and think about home fire safety.

Vanden Heuvel said that in the U.S. 2000 fire fatalities occur each year. A home fire will double in size every 20-30 seconds. Home fires now also include deathly toxic by-products that kill before people in the home ever wake up. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) statistics show that three out of five U.S. home fire death...

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