Prevention is the key
PRINCETON — According to the American Red Cross, the biggest disaster threat in the United States is house fires.
The American Red Cross responds to a house fire about every nine minutes. In recognition of the need to educate the public on home fire safety, the American Red Cross is partnering with other agencies in promoting October as National Fire Prevention Month.
On Monday, Bureau County Red Cross Director Lori Compton said the local chapter has already assisted 13 families dealing with house fires so far this year. One of those fires was a multi-unit apartment building and two were single-family units. In the previous year, the local Red Cross responded to seven house fires.
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