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Smoke alarms save lives

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After a series of fatal fires in Ontario in early 2018, the Chapple, Emo, La Vallee, and Alberton Fire & Emergency Services are pleading with district residents to put an end to further tragedies by following simple life-saving and prevention strategies in the home.

On Jan. 8, a house fire in Oshawa claimed four lives, including two children.

An investigation revealed the house had no working smoke alarms.

This happened just days after a fatal fire in Tottenham on Jan. 1. Again, no working smoke alarms were found in the home.

The list of these incidents tragically goes on and on.

These are preventable tragedies and it's unacceptable for these to keep happening.

Fire fatalities are devastating to everyone involved, from victims' families to emergency responders involved in the incident.

Our Fire & Emergency Services urge you to take the proper measures to protect your families.

Only working smoke alarms save lives! Test your alarms monthly.

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