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Newsmaker: Saturday October 22, 2016

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Published: Oct. 21, 2016 at 11:28 AM EDT
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(10/21/16) - According to the National Fire Protection Association, over one million fires were reported during 2015 in the United States. This resulted in over 3,200 deaths, more than 15,000 injuries, and over $14 billion in property damage. That many fires results in a fire department responding to a fire every 23 seconds.

On this edition of Newsmaker we talk to a local firefighter on ways to make sure your family is safe from fires and what to do if you're caught in a fire.

We also have a representative from Home Depot demonstrate some of the latest in fire safety technology as well as some must do's to keep your home and family safe from fire.

We've placed some helpful links to fire safety tips in the related links section of this story.

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