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Emergency Services to make After the Fire visit tomorrow

January 21, 2016 4:14 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Members of Red Deer Emergency Services will go door to door tomorrow evening in Oriole Park to talk to neighbours following a house fire that happened on Wednesday.

The After the Fire program targets neighbourhoods that have experienced a fire, and aims to educate residents about the leading causes of fires to help prevent similar incidents in the future.

Members will be out at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 22, in the area of Oberlin Avenue in Oriole Park, the site of Wednesday’s fire.

Emergency Services staff will perform safety checks, share safety tips and install smoke alarms for free or switch out batteries where required.

The fire, which caused $400,000 in damage, originated at the outside rear of the house and quickly spread to the interior of the house. The suspected cause of the fire is the careless disposal of cigarettes, one of the leading causes of house fires.

Residents with questions about the After the Fire program can call 403-346-5511 or email prevention@reddeer.ca.

­For more information, please contact:

Wes Van Bavel
Red Deer Emergency Services
The City of Red Deer
403-588-9994

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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