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October brings focus on fire prevention

Smoke detector in apartment

By: Cincinnati Insurance

“Fire safety organizations traditionally conduct fire prevention awareness campaigns in October, coinciding with the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Though its origin is disputed, the deadly fire burned from October 8 to 10 that year, killing about 300 people, destroying more than 3 square miles of the city and leaving 100,000 people homeless.

Home construction and firefighting methods have come a long way in the 150 years since then, but fall is still a good time to think about preventing fire and staying safe at home. Take a few minutes to review tips our loss control and risk management specialists shared in prior blog posts.”