Row Home fire in Fairmount Neighborhood
A fatal fire occurred in the early hours this morning. Sources say there are currently thirteen fatalities and at least 2 injured in a row home fire in the Fairmount neighborhood. Among the thirteen deceased includes seven children. The fire is said to have begun on the second floor of the row home that had been converted into two apartments.
It is still under investigation how the fire began, however, it is found that there were six battery-operated smoke detectors that had recently been inspected, but were not operational when the fire occurred.
We would like to send our condolences to the families affected by this tragic incident and encourage others to take precautionary measures to keep their homes safe from fires by checking their fire alarms to make sure they are working properly. Testing your smoke detectors on a regular basis can prevent a delay in noticing a fire.
It is also extremely important to make sure any electrical devices that are placed into outlets are designed with an automatic shut-off feature that helps prevent outlets from becoming overheated and causing a fire.
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