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Front Page - Friday, March 13, 2015

Firefighters install free smoke alarms in Avondale

According to the Chattanooga Fire Department, two out of three home fire deaths are a result of fires in homes with no smoke alarms. To ensure residents of the Avondale neighborhood have working alarms in their homes, Chattanooga firefighters, along with staff and volunteers with the American Red Cross, distributed free alarms and batteries throughout the community last Saturday. The fire department selected the neighborhood for canvassing after responding to five fires there in 2014. The event coincided with the weekend Daylight Savings Time went into effect, which Fire Marshal Beau Matlock says is a good time to replace batteries or buy new alarms. (Photo by David Laprad)