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10/29/07 - Longview

East Texas Fire Fatalities On A Rise Due To No Smoke Detectors

Free inspections to make sure your home is safe from fire. Longview fire officials said they are seeing an increase in fire fatalities, mainly because some homes just don't have smoke detectors. "There has been a 21% percent increase this year in fire related fatalities and homes where it could have been preventable," said Mark Moore, Longview fire Marshal.  The home inspections are free, and if you live in Longview and would like one, call the Longview fire department. The department will also install and replace batteries in your smoke detectors. And for low-income home owners, elderly, and the disabled, the fire department is giving away free smoke detectors.

LaKecia Shockley, Reporting. lshockley@kltv.com

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