Red Cross Responds to House Fires | Big Horn Basin Media

Seven House Fires in Wyoming in One Week

Written by on December 17, 2018

American Red Cross of Wyoming responded to seven house fires in six days across the state last week.
A fire in Shoshoni resulted in the deaths of two people, and fires in Dubois, Torrington, Casper, Wright, Fort Washakie, and Cheyenne displaced 16 individuals.
The Red Cross reports that in a typical year, home fires kill more people than all other natural disasters combined in the United States, accounting for 2500 deaths and $7 billion in property damages each year.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of five home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms; and the risk of dying in a house fire is cut in half in homes with working smoke alarms.
To help save lives, the Red Cross of Wyoming is asking every household to take two simple steps: practice fire drills at home and test smoke alarms monthly.

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