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Thayer FD, Red Cross to install home smoke alarms


The Thayer Volunteer Fire Department and American Red Cross will install home smoke alarms on Saturday, December 19.

This is in the rural community where a recent fire claimed the lives of three children and injured eight others.

The Red Cross in Springfield is providing the smoke alarms and will work with firefighters starting at 9 a.m.

The campaign is part of a plan to install smoke alarms in every home in Thayer, a town of 2,200, and also in Oregon County and the surrounding area.

Nationally, seven people on average die every day from a home fire. A person may have as little as two minutes to escape a burning home before it's too late to get out.

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