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Hot Stat: Today's Homes Burn Faster Than Ever

It may sound like a cliche to trot out fire safety tips before the holiday season, but if there's one statistic that bears repeating, it's this: Even with adequate smoke alarms, a house fire today can become uncontrollable in less than three minutes. That's down from an average 17 minutes in 1975 -- a whopping 82 percent... Continue Reading »

Fire Sprinklers: Are They Worth a Life?

A fire at a home in rural Pennsylvania killed seven children Tuesday night, a day after state representatives voted to repeal a law that went into effect January 1 requiring fire sprinklers in all new one- and two-family homes. Although the fire that claimed the lives of a seven-month-old through an 11-year-old was in an... Continue Reading »

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