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Working Smoke Alarms Credited with Saving Family
(Monday, December 12, 2005) - Fire investigators have completed their investigation of the fire at 3368 Federal Avenue that occurred on Sunday, December 11, 2005.
The fire was caused by a young child playing with a BBQ lighter. The lighter had been used to light candles during a power outage. HRFE officials stress the importance of placing matches, lighters, etc. out of the reach of children and to not use candles during a power outage.
Fire officials also point out that a working smoke alarm is credited with alerting the family and saving the lives of six children.
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